Language Objective: I will analyze example flash fiction and outline my own.
1. Read your Quarter 4 book for 15 minutes.
2. Reading Journal: Free write. Write about whatever stood out to you in your reading for 5 minutes.
3. Daily Dose of Grammar:
Which sentence is correct?
a) For breakfast, she ordered an omelette, toast, and orange juice.
b) For breakfast, she ordered an omelette, toast and orange juice.
4. Today you will begin outlining your short stories, but you are not just going to write any short story, but flash fiction. Watch this quick introduction on what flash fiction is.
6. Let's look at some examples of Flash Fiction. Here are several examples of flash fiction by Brady Dennis who wrote entire stories in just 300 words each.
Choose one of them to read and answer the following questions:
- What is the story about? (Write 2-3 sentences.) This is the story's explicit meaning, that is, what it actually says on the page.
- What is the story's implicit meaning, that is, what else do you get out of this story that is not directly stated, but understood by reading between the lines?
Flash fiction is a story told in very few words, so knowing what your story is saying explicitly in the words on your page as well as implicitly, between the lines, is really important. You want to leave your reader with more than "just" what you are directly saying in your 300-word story.
7. Now it's time to outline your own flash fiction. You will be writing a 300-word story, but before you can do that, complete this Outlining Guide (make a copy and copy/paste this into your GoogleDoc for today). This guide will help you figure out what your story is about and what it means explicitly as well as implicitly.
8. Exit Ticket: What is the purpose of your story? What are you trying to tell your reader with it?
Make sure your GoogleDoc for today includes the following: