Saturday, May 18, 2013

Building our Stories

As growing writers, we constantly motivate ourselves to develop our stories. In class we have begun writing fictional stories. Students were asked to brainstorm topics such as things they wish would happen to them and events that happened in their life they wish had gone differently. Next, we reviewed the foundation of a good story.


After creating a comic strip of all the scenes in our stories, they are ready to draft the 'good stuff'.  They will be encouraged to use figurative language into our stories and  rich and delicious words. Students have been taught how to give foreshadowing clues in the opening that build the suspense as rising action grows. They have done a marvelous job of setting the stage for their stories. We will work on showing and not telling our stories this week. Great ready to make your ideas come to life!

Story Elements Quiz

Cinderella Story Elements