Language Objective: I will write a rough draft of a 300-Word Story about a character/story with a clear beginning, middle, and end.
1. Writing Prompt #10: Use I Need A Prompt as a class to create our writing prompt for today.
2. Word of the Day:
Your challenge is to use this word in context, and in a way that makes sense, somewhere in your writing during this period.
3. Now that you have written a rough draft of your 300-Word Story, complete the following (You have 30 minutes to do this):
Slash out every adjective and adverb you can find. Your word count will diminish greatly. Run back through the story and read it aloud. Does it still make sense?
Once you’re done, answer the following questions:
- Does your story have a definable plot?
- Does your story make its point and drive it home, hard?
- Is every word absolutely essential to the story?
4. After your revisions are done, share your edited draft with at least 2 others. You will give and receive peer feedback on the following:
- What did you really like? (Be specific.)
- What confused you?
- What would you like to see more of?
5. Share your 300-Word stories in class.
6. Add your 300-Word Story to the "Short Fiction" page on your e-Portfolio. Include a 2-3 paragraph reflection about your process to write flash fiction and some of your strengths and weaknesses in your work, as well as anything else you would like to address in regards to this piece.
- Writing Prompt 10
- Flash Fiction Final Draft
- Update e-Portfolio + Reflection