Reflection: Trust and Respect Fantasy Based on Reality: Brainstorming New Ideas - Section 3: Practice


Although, as a teacher, I want students to do all the strategies I teach successfully on their own, in real life, adults and students rely on each other for ideas during the creative process. I think it is important for students to have the opportunity to discuss with other students who are going through the same process about story ideas. I asked students to sit with their partners, share an idea and ask their partner if they saw a story in that. Sometimes the conversation sparked and both partner were really excited and getting into creating an awesome story. My job was to remind them to write it down before they forgot it.

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Fantasy Based on Reality: Brainstorming New Ideas

Unit 4: Writing Fictional Stories
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT to brainstorm ideas for fictional stories.

Big Idea: Students use ideas from the personal narrative unit to create fictional stories.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, brainstorming, fictional narratives, prewriting, collaboration, turn and talk, sharing ideas, minilesson, narrative structure
  35 minutes
fantasy landscape by emmiejt d5j79o7
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