Reflection: Pacing How Will Your Character Respond? - Section 2: Setting a Purpose

 

For the past several years, our school has been without a building-wide writing approach. In some classrooms, writing is taught as a process or through workshop. In other classrooms, writing is not formally taught at all. So students come to me with various experiences and abilities. Because this was our first attempt at fiction writing, the lessons are short and designed to allow extra time for me to work with students, if needed each day. You may find that these lessons move a little too slowly for your group of students! If this is the case, you could easily combine lessons and tackle two at a time or allow students to move at their own pace through writing process. As always, do what is best for you and your classroom!

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How Will Your Character Respond?

Unit 13: Writing our Own Fictional Tales
Lesson 9 of 16

Objective: SWBAT craft how their characters will respond to the conflict in their fictional stories.

Big Idea: After selecting a conflict, students will choose how their character responds to the problem in their stories. Before deciding, they'll consider their characters' traits and the characteristics of their chosen genre.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, fable, plot line, conflict, fairy tales, plot map, Folktales, tall tales, fictional writing, fictional character, character response to conflict, character traits
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