Please complete the following before our next class:
Pg. 149 – Reading Skill – Exercises A and B
Pg. 150-1 – Reading 2 Vocabulary
Pg. 151-2 – Read “Writing a Short Story”
Pg. 152-3 – Main Ideas and Details
Questions to guide your reading: “How to Write a Short Story”
- Why would you be worried about having to write a story?
- How is writing a story easier than we might think?
- What is the “recipe” to writing a good story?
- What are the two important ingredients mentioned in Part 1?
- What is a main character and what questions should an author answer about them?
- What is a setting and what questions should an author answer about it?
- Is the setting only a place?
- What is a conflict and what questions should an author answer about it?
- What is a resolution to a story and what questions should we think about when creating it?
- What is a theme and what should we know about it?
Also, prepare to answer the following questions in class:
- Who is one of your favorite story characters? Why? What about the character do you like?
- Think of a story you enjoy.
- What is the conflict in that story? (Ex. Harry Potter vs Voldemort — Harry has to kill Voldemort to restore balance in the world.)
- What is the setting in that story? (Ex. Sherlock Holmes — London in the age of Queen Victoria)
- What is the theme of the story? (Ex. Harry Potter — love, friendship, good conquers evil, etc.)