Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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.
Essential Question:
How do we communicate?

Unit Questions:
Why do we write?
What kind of writing is the most important?

Content Questions:
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?


  1. I like the idea of the class writing a collective story. The unit question "What kind of writing is the most important?" is an interesting one.

  2. What is the procedure for writing a collective class story? I think that it is a good idea.
    Will I - as a student- know my best writing style?
    Why do we write? I like this question.

  3. It looks like you have a good handle on what you want your unit to be. One of the key things you will probably want to think about is how to use online writing as a way to motivate and get feedback for improvement.