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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.
Understanding the author’s craft
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
Quotes and song lyrics
Story planner for students
Online resource links
Please contact Claire Vorster with any questions. Many thanks!