This is a unit designed to teach students how to create a narrative story. We started with the character design and plot diagram activity on Halloween, then introduced the steps. I prefer to start with the big picture (character and plot) and then work to add in details (dialogue, actions).
Day 1- Create your protagonist and antagonist and complete the plot diagram.
- Drawing optional
Day 2- Have them type up a summary, and introduce narrative assignment.
Day 3/4- Work on typing
Day 5- Peer editing
Day 6- Work day
Day 7- Assignment due.
We follow a block schedule, but that scheduled has been created for a traditional 45-50 minute class period.