Realistic Characters & Emotion: Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs

Realistic Characters & Emotion: Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs
Realistic Characters & Emotion: Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs
Realistic Characters & Emotion: Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs
Realistic Characters & Emotion: Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs
Realistic Characters & Emotion: Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs
Realistic Characters & Emotion: Creative Writing Activities for 15 to 18 yrs
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Ray Bradbury’s advice on how to write confident and compelling narrative? “Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.”

With the right tools, your students can write narrative pieces that blaze. In these lessons they’ll gain the skills to become highly attuned to the world around them, develop their voices and create their best work. They will learn how to -

• Identify and develop strong ideas that add heat to a story.
• Use popular song lyrics to find story ideas and create realistic characters.
• Beat writer’s block. Discover the technique that award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin uses to make a great start, every time.
• Craft compelling stories that are relevant and timeless.

Learning objectives
Reading
Understanding the author’s craft
Writing
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 include
5 Activities
Story prompts
Quotes and song lyrics
Story planner for students
Online resource links

Please contact Claire Vorster with any questions. Many thanks!

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8 pages
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