Dont Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons
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Those looks like "themes" or "templates" or "blueprints" for children age 6-11 to write stories and feel inspired and excited about.
It mix the fun, with emotions to make the work worthwile and memorable.
It can gives ideas and directives to adults alike.
We’d come up with a formula that worked. Soon we started hearing from people who wanted to bring our methods to their own hometowns. By 2005 we’d had so many requests we decided it was time to put all our best ideas in one place.
we had to publish two volumes, one for elementary grades, and one for middle and high school.
the fundamentals of narrative, character development, self-expression. How do you communicate clearly? What makes a good story? What can words do?
What makes 826 workshops different? Well, first of all, they are often completely nuts.
1 - TRAGIC LOVE TALES (BY 6-YEAR-OLDS)
materials: Computer and/or computer projector to view short video (optional)
You are about to write a story that is so sad, so tragic.
How many tissues will readers need to wipe the tears from their faces?
The first thing you need to build an epic, tragic, amazing story: a great character who almost has it all—love, friends, money, power. Why? You raise your character up, so that he or she can fall (and fall hard).
At this point we like to watch this Wile E. Coyote video (www.youtube.com/watch? v=hz65AOjabtM) and think about the coyote’s fall. Why do the writers put him up so high? So his fall can be especially spectacular.
- How perfect is your character? And what is the one flaw that might bring him or her down?
- How perfect is this character’s life? And what is the one thing that’s missing?
your character has the best idea ever for how to get that thing he or she wants more than anything else in the world:
- What is that idea?
- And how is he or she going to make it work?
And then… the spectacular fall!
- How will your character’s flaw get in the way?
- How will things get worse, and worse, and worse, and worse?
- How will he or she get so close to his or her dream—only to lose everything?
The stories are finished and shared aloud, and then class ends. Unhappily, of course.
You are about to read a very sad story. After you finish it, you will feel like this:
You probably shouldn’t read this story at all if you are:
You will need this many tissues to wipe away your tears: xxx