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Help your students write a narrative short story (using all of the CC standards for: 6.3, 7.3, 8.3, 9-10.3, and 11-12.3) with this fun lesson!
Many students have a difficult time writing “out of thin air.” This resource provides ideas to inspire! Even accomplished writers will be motivated with the activities!
Excitement is sparked when students are given characters, setting, and conflict ideas!
This product includes:
A PowerPoint (can be displayed or printed) which includes:
• A list of 203 characters
• A list of 72 settings
• A list of 67 conflicts/ situations
An EATS lesson plan in LFS format which aligns with CCSS.
A printable worksheet for students to begin the writing process!
Students will choose four numbers. The PowerPoint shows the various options. Students write down which character is assigned to their pre-picked numbers.
For example, if a student chooses: 2, 18, 6 and 43, he would be assigned: alien, doctor, church and wrong directions.
Next, students will write a creative narrative!
When students brainstorm, they may consider 1) that the alien and the doctor are kids dressed in a costume…2) that the alien is hurt and needs a doctor, that the alien got lost flying to Mars… 3) that the doctor is helping an “illegal alien”…. The possibilities are limitless. I also allow students to ignore one of their options- if they desire. I don’t want students to feel limited by their options.
You will find that students are motivated and inspired to write with this product!
Note: This resource uses the same lists as: “Eloquent Genius: Tactics for Mastering A Well-Written Narrative in Grades 6-12”