Language Objective: I will analyze example flash fiction and outline my own.
1. Read your Quarter 4 book for 15 minutes.
2. Writing Prompt: Write an adventure story about paint drying. The most vivid details win. Bonus points for explosions.
Write for 10 minutes.
3. Your next project will be a flash fiction story. Watch this quick introduction on what flash fiction is.
Write a one-sentence definition of what your understanding of flash fiction is.
5. Read one of Brady Dennis' 300-Word Stories and reply to the following:
Read your group’s story and take notes to present the following to the rest of the class:
- Write a one-sentence summary of what this story is about.
- What moment of action is used to introduce the character?
- What do you learn about the main character explicitly and implicitly? Be specific.
- What does the character want?
- What is preventing them from getting what they want?
- What is at stake in this story?
- What is one significant detail that stood out to you?
- What made you connect with this character?
- What question(s) do you have after reading?
6. Show and Tell:
- Write down two instances where the author of your story tells you something about the character or plot.
- Write down two instances where the author shows you something about the character or plot.
Which is stronger? Showing or telling? How?
How does both showing and telling have a place in your story?
7. Brainstorm ideas for your flash fiction story. Summarize your idea in 3-5 sentences.
8. Exit Ticket:
- What is the purpose of your story?
- What are you trying to tell your reader with it?
- Writing Prompt
- Flash Fiction Definition
- Brady Dennis notes
- Story idea
- Exit Ticket