TU FUI EGO ERIS
This week, we began our unit on creative writing.
First, we read and analyzed a short story, "All Summer in a Day," by Ray Bradbury. This story acted as a model example to learn from. We read it together as a class and analyzed the ways in which Bradbury incorporated the basic elements of successful storytelling. Then, students worked on the response questions, and we discussed them together as a class. The story and questions are attached below.
Next, we completed an idea-generation exercise for our own creative writing. Students wrote to four images to help come up with ideas that could potentially be developed into a short story idea.
Lastly, I handed out the creative writing assignment (attached below), and discussed the requirements of the assignment. For homework, students are to brainstorm ideas that they might like to turn into a short story. The idea for the short story can be drawn from any previous quickwrites, from our idea-generation activity, or simply from the imagination. We will begin working on the prewriting steps of the assignment next week.