Updates include reorganized lessons, detailed sequence for each lesson, literacy strategies, and a suggested calendar.
Help your students tap into their creative potential and craft the best story they've ever written!
In this Common Core aligned unit, your students will create an authentic 6 – 10 page short story that allows for nearly total creative freedom. Their story will include authentic characters, vivid settings, believable conflict, and a balanced plot.
This unit includes ten lessons. Each lesson includes detailed sequence of events, literacy strategies, and PowerPoint lessons:
- Precise Language
- Sensory Language
- Character Creation
- Setting Setter
- Conflict Creator
- Rough Draft
Each PowerPoint lesson includes an attention grabber, lesson content, cooperative activities, individual activity, and exit pass. Most lessons also include a specific activity to help students plan a portion of their short story.
The lessons use a variety of teaching resources including a creative way to invent a character and become immersed in their life.
The unit includes answer keys for worksheets, and rubrics for extended assignments, including the final short story.