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Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!

Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
Example of starting a story in the middle - Little Red Riding Hood - PG-11!
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This project I use when teaching writing and storytelling, is ideal for middle and high school aged students. Working with some high school students in New Hampshire, a confused student was telling a story backwards instead of starting to tell the story from the end. The story was Little Red Riding Hood. After the confusion was settled, based on where the student and I were in the story, I had this idea to start the story in the middle – in the middle or belly of the wolf. That became the basis for the story here, for children aged 11 and up, which I use as an example of how to start a story anywhere other than the beginning!
It highlights how the point of view needs to be altered, either of a scene, or character. You or your students will read the story 'Red!' to see how one can start at another point other than the beginning. Then using another story (the student’s own, or a folk / fairy tale) the students will sequence a story using index cards or similar, then re-sequence the story to create an alternative starting point. They will work out what needs to be done to make it work using examples shown in 'Red!'
The bulk of these eight pages are the story itself.
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8 pages
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40 minutes
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