Micro Fiction – Flash Fiction – Two-Sentence Stories – Sudden Fiction – Twitter Tales
Whatever you want to call them, super-short stories are a super-fun way to spend a single class period, as you introduce your teens to the idea that an entire story can exist within just two sentences.
Use this dynamic 20-slide Prezi with eight compelling examples from four different genres (drama, horror, sci fi, and romance) to get your students’ creative wheels turning.
These materials will work as a stand-alone creative writing lesson, a buffer lesson between major units, and/or last-minute sub plans.
Use the materials as they are for middle school students and underclassmen, or increase the rigor for upperclassmen, challenging them with sentence combining suggestions included on the instructional options sheet. (See page 1 of the PDF)
• Dynamic Prezi overview lecture slides to introduce the method and discuss 8 examples (two each for the following genres: drama, horror, sci fi, and romance) (20-slide Prezi)
• Detailed directions with instructional options to increase/decrease the rigor of the assignment, as needed for your classes (1-page PDF)
• Modern-designed student handout that will get your teens excited about writing (1-page PDF)
• Interactive classroom decor/display materials, including sample photos and printable display signage (4-page PDF)
A dazzling alternative to Powerpoint, Prezi allows presenters to “zoom” to their next slide and the modern design captivates a teen audience. Students love the Prezi style and beg me all the time to make more of them. You can check out Prezi for free at www.prezi.com. I also have a free Prezi in my teacher store, if you want to take a look. You don’t need any special equipment or software to use Prezi. If your computer can view a YouTube video, then you can enjoy a Prezi.
Prezis run on both SMARTBoards and regular classroom computers with projectors.
Click the “Preview” button at the top of the page to take a closer look. I hope you enjoy this fresh approach to lecturing that’s sure to keep your students’ attention.
Note: Due to the “zoom” animations, this zip file is large. The download will take a few minutes, so please be patient. When you get the folder, open it and launch the “Prezi.” Just ignore the other items; they’re needed to run the show. Your computer will ask if you want to “open” the web-created file. No worries; there’s no virus, so just open and enjoy. For full-screen viewing, be sure to click on the small icon in the lower right-hand corner (just like on YouTube).
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20-slide Prezi; 2-page PDF