Creative Writing Workshop Lesson 5: Setting and Description

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6th - 12th, Adult Education
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Lesson five is about setting and description. How do writers bring an entire world to life through simple words? Students will learn the secrets of precise and descriptive prose and how to filter a description through a character’s point of view. Then they’ll go on to explore their story's setting and how it affects their characters and plots.

This unit is part of a multi-installment series on creative writing, but can also stand alone.

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1) Introduction to Storytelling (Free download)
2) Freewriting and Idea Generation
3) Building Strong Characters
4) Plot
5) Setting and Description
6) Revision
7) Book Cover Design
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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

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