Plotting a Story
Third grade-Sixth grade
Large or small groups
Schools need to provide:
-a computer with the projection capability to display a Power Point presentation onto a screen for the audience to see. I will bring my presentations on a flash drive and load it onto the school's computer.
-completed story template from the Writing Workshop: 216 Story Ideas
-If students are sitting on the floor, they need to bring something hard to write on such as a clipboard or a hardback book
This presentation is a follow-up to the Writing Workshop: 216 Story Ideas. Students need to have taken Writing Workshop: 216 Story Ideas earlier in the day or on a previous day if it is a multi-day author visit.
Studying many different picture books, we will explore the concepts of:
• conflict and resolution
• story arc
• turning point
• rule of three
• endings with a twist
Students will take the character, setting and conflict from Writing Workshop: 216 Story Ideas and map out a plot for their story, replete with the concepts studied.
This is a workshop that addresses more advanced concepts in writing. Students will discover elements of story that they never realized before and translate it into their own stories.