For many students, writing is difficult. Then, add a specific task like short story writing, and for some, the task becomes grueling and impossible. Teaching the elements of writing a short story can be challenging, especially since there is an “order” of developing and brainstorming the actual components of short story writing. Therefore, I created a 29-page, step-by-step writer’s toolbox to help your students “build” the essential components of their short story.
Did your students finish a short story unit, or are you looking for your students to write a short story? Then, add a specific task like short story writing, and for some, the task becomes grueling and impossible. Teaching the elements of writing a short story can be challenging, especially since there is an “order” of developing and brainstorming the actual components of short story writing. Therefore, I created a 29-page, step-by-step writer’s toolbox to help your students “build” the essential components of their short -story.
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*30-Page Toolbox PDF & Google Classroom Version-The entire framework for building a short story
1. Getting Started-
*Understanding the Short Story
*Choosing a Genre
2. Brainstorming Your Short Story Idea
3. Summarizing Your Story-Creating a Longline
4. Understanding Plot Structure
5. Plotting Your Short Story Events
6. Brainstorming the Protagonist
7. Protagonist’s Decision
8. Designing the Antagonist-4 Pages
9. Designing Your Setting
10. The Perfect First Line-Brainstorming and Understanding
11. Choosing Point of View
12. Understanding How to Format Dialogue-4 Pages
13. Choosing Compelling Words-Word Choice
14. Checklist Before You Begin Writing!
~Why Use Google?~
Google Classroom, Slides, and Documents are now becoming a part of our classrooms. Many schools are lucky to have 1:1 computers or tablets in their classrooms, and students can access files right from their devices. Here are some other fantastic reasons why you should try the digital version:
~It is paperless
~Differentiate your instruction
~Accessible from any device
~Highly engaging for your students
~And the best part, there is no work for the teacher! Just assign the templates, and let your students go!
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