Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Write your own story. English writing skills lesson

When you write your own story, you can use a typical plot, you add your own characters, setting and time frame.  

Your assignment:  
Give the characters names.  
Decide whether they will be happy, sad, nervous.  
When does this story take place? 
Where does it take place? 
How long does it take for the action? a day, a week, a year? 

A person sees a villain do something bad to an innocent bystander. This is a problem, dilemma or conflict for the person.

He or she tries to stop the villain, but the villain seems to escape. This is a point of tension, because of the possibility of failure.
The protagonist then makes a valiant effort and catches the villain.
The victim is grateful and rewards the protagonist.

Start the story with an interesting "hook." 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach

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