Rehearse and Plan Extraordinary Fiction Writing
Oftentimes when children get an idea for their next story, they want to go off and start drafting it right away. But when they open up their notebook and see the blank page of lines, they don't know where to start. And this is where REHEARSAL comes in. Rehearsal is so much more than coming up with a topic or subject. You want to teach your child or students that fiction writers mull over possible directions, gather and sort information... and they PLAN! When they think through a story idea in some detail, they progress through a whole sequence of possible ideas--even before they actually start writing their first draft.
I have 4 mini lessons you can teach that will help your students develop believable characters, give their characters struggles and motivations, organize their plots with story mountains, and how to sketch out little scenes that will springboard into their first draft.
- 1 HOUR VIDEO with 4 strategy lessons that teach how to organize ideas before embarking on a draft.
- 4 DOWNLOADABLE LESSON PLANS
- GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS & TEMPLATES: Receive 4 Story Mountain templates to help plot out their stories from beginning to end. Also receive an "External/Internal" graphic organizer and a "Character Trait Show Vs. Tell" graphic organizer.
- ANCHOR CHART PHOTOS that Desiree used in all 4 of her strategy lessons