Creative Writing Planning Effective Short Stories & Narratives

This learning sequence is your ‘one-stop shop’ for finally getting them to plan a short story for success. By the time the plan is done, all the events in the story have been worked out and tested for efficacy and so the pitfalls of short story writing are mainly avoided. The whole narrative arc is planned for using ‘The Rule of One’ with each step in the planning being afforded time and practice through this 40 slide PPT. All task sheets for students are embedded in the slides for convenience and quick location. Hugely methodical to use with no great bridges for the teacher to make between slides.
How often do student’s short stories get out of control and end up being of epic proportions?
How often do students set off with a vague idea then lose their way?
How often does a one sheet written plan end up NOT helping them to write a successful story and you are left scratching your head as to why?
I am both a professional and award-nominated creative writer and a Lead Practitioner in English. This resource combines both of my practices and, it is my belief, that it offers a pertinent insight into how a professional writer’s strategies translate to outstanding classroom practice in teaching and learning.

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Created: Feb 26, 2018

Updated: Mar 10, 2018

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