Thursday, November 17, 2016

Realistic Fiction!

What a beautiful classroom this afternoon! Students are quietly conferencing, editing and publishing their REALISTIC FICTION writing. 

We began with imagining stories from small moments to those we wish existed in the world. We developed believable characters- with great external and internal characteristics.  We planned our characters struggles, motivations and attempts to get what they want. Next, we plotted with a story arc- or story MOUNTAIN.

During our drafting we focused on "showing- not telling" our scenes. We studied published texts to write our leads and introductions.  We oriented our readers with the setting and wrote powerful endings. 

We are now working on taking it to the next level- after conferencing and editing, we are PUBLISHING our pieces. 

I wanted to capture this moment to share with you all! 

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