ADVANCED COMPOSITION FICTION UNIT
This unit will involve reading, studying, and writing short stories in a three week period. Mini-lessons will be presented on the subjects of writing leads and closing lines, characterization, and plot development. Becoming proficient at using figurative language will be a primary focus. Along with several individual assignments, the class will write a story collectively.
How do we communicate?
Why do we write?
What kind of writing is the most important?
What kind of writing is your best kind?
What is figurative language?
What constitutes a writing style?
What are the elements of a short story?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This module has made me think about my role as an instructional designer in the following ways:
- being more aware of how relevant to "real life" my lessons should be
- taking more time to work out "hands on" lessons
- learning more about electronic possibilities in the classroom