Big Idea:After choosing two positive traits, students will select a trait that shows how their characters are "flawed" in some way. Students then determine the actions or behaviors each character will exhibit to prove these traits.
Big Idea:After reading examples of folktales and creating a fictional character, students begin creating their own fictional story. Today they choose the genre and decide which characteristics to include.
Big Idea:Students spend time thinking about the fictional characters they've crafted before determining what that character "wants" in the story, ideas of what might happen to interfere with that plan and when to introduce the conflict in their 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.