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There’s nothing quite like staring at a blank page. These bundled lesson plans apply secrets from master storytellers as students discover techniques to conquer those first line blues. They will learn to -
Grab the reader’s attention from the very first line and hold onto it.
Review the first lines of famous novels and develop their own style.
Saturate their stories with atmosphere and meaning.
Write to inform and entertain. And be ruthless about the editing process.
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Speaking and listening, reading comprehension, planning, writing, reviewing.
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
Story planner for students
Online resource links