Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCSS, Sub Plan, PQP

Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS
Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS
Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS
Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS
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Enclosed Space is a Creative Writing Unit to help prepare students to write essays for test assessment in grades 6 through 12. Writing fluency and description are important parts of the lesson. Students should write in active voice and show, not tell, what is happening in the enclosed space. Dialogue can also add much to the voice in the story.

Classroom activities include discussion of the elements of writing including what makes people want to read a story or novel. Students should review what the beginning, middle, and end of a story are before beginning the timed writing activity.

The classroom teacher will need a timer and a projector is recommended to project the five illustrated prompts within the story.
A creative writing rubric is included for students to use during writing revision and should be discussed before students begin to write.

Students will write five seven minute segments of the enclosed space story. The teacher will tell the students at the end of five minutes that they have two minutes left. A powerpoint presentation with questions, illustrated using clip art from several TPT artists, may be projected as students write about each section. Each prompt will take the story in a new direction. The timed lesson will work if it is read and not projected if the teacher prefers to not use the powerpoint.

At the end of the first day, students will be asked to revise their writing into a first draft. Students may add to what they wrote during the timed sessions to improve their description, writing conventions, and transitions. They should have a completed first draft that is ready for peer editing when they arrive for the second day of class.

A PQP peer review sheet is available in a Microsoft Word document which may be printed for students to use. The form is also in the powerpoint presentation.

After two students finish their peer review of each other's papers, they may write their final draft of the story. It is recommended that students share their stories in groups of four. They may either display them on the class writing wall or read them during Author's Chair.

An Exit Pass is available in a Microsoft Word document which may be printed for students. The Exit Pass is also in the powerpoint presentation if the teacher wishes to project it.

Extended Activities for the classroom are presented in the powerpoint if the teacher wishes to expand the lesson with follow-up activities.

Cover clipart by Caryn Wheeler. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Caryn-Wheeler

This lesson has been successful in my English 10 classroom for many years and is often listed in the "Ten Things You Must Continue To Do Next Year" survey at the end of the year.

Please contact seller with any questions. Seller is a member of National Writing Project and a Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant recipient.

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Total Pages
20
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Days

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Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS
Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS
Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS
Short Story Writing: Enclosed Space, Creative Writing, CCS