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Hero or Antihero? 4 Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Formats Included
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11 pages
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With the right tools, your students can write confident and compelling narrative pieces. These four activities will help students to discover how a character’s flaws or mistakes can become the engine for an electrifying plot. Your students will learn to -

* Craft compelling, honest, potentially hilarious characters using techniques including psychology.
* Quickly set themselves up for a successful first draft.
* See that it’s good for a story when nothing goes according to plan.
* Add a rough edge to the over-perfect characters that can make a story too obvious.

Please contact Claire Vorster for free resources, or other questions.

Speaking and listening, reading comprehension, planning, writing, reviewing.

Learning objectives
Understanding the author’s craft: story shape
Composition: generating ideas, planning and drafting
Composition: shaping and constructing language for expression and effect
Speaking and Listening
Developing active listening skills and strategies
Group discussion and interaction: Developing and adapting discussion skills and strategies

Resources included in this plan
Reading and Comprehension Activities
Mini and Comprehensive Writing Activities
Famous quotes for discussion
Literary examples
Story prompts
Story planner for students
Online resource links

Total Pages
11 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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