Friday, April 13, 2012
Preparing to write a realistic fiction story takes a lot of thinking about how stories work. This week we "took a story apart" to find the beginning (what is the setting, time of day, time of year?), and learn what marked the transition to the middle. Then we decided to figure out what story elements made up the middle of a story, and we found the characters wanted something which created a problem. Lastly, students learned how the writer figures out how to write the end of a story, and there toward the end we found the solution to the story problem.