We quickly reviewed the 12-stage plot process, then began watching "The Lion King." The 12-stage plot process was created by Christopher Vogler and he was one of the writers of the blockbuster Disney film. As we watched, students began filling out a handout, analyzing how the 12-plot process is used in the film.
Students completed an entry in their notebooks - favorite movies/video games - then took notes on the 12-point Plot Process, the start to our next unit.
Studens worked with partners, or in a small group, on an international story project we are part of.
Students worked independently on six different forms of poetry in their writer's notebooks. The handout is available on the main classroom page.
Today, students added a post to their blogs about their flash fiction pieces. They also added a link to their flash fiction on their portfolios. Afterwards, they began reading their peers' work and posting feedback on each other's blogs. The handout on the main class page explains how to do all of these steps.
Students worked on the final drafts of their flash fiction pieces which are due at midnight tonight. I passed out a paper on submitting papers online (see our main class page). While they were working, I checked their rough drafts and revising tasks for completion points.
I was home with a sick toddler today, but the students completed the second half of the flash fiction editing/revising workshop. I have attached a link to all 13 tasks under 'Handouts' on our class page.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Today was day one of our flash fiction revising/editing workshop. We went through six revising tasks as a class with our papers, using a partner to help with the process.
Students typed their rough drafts and printed them at the end of hour in the library lab. We will spend time editing them tomorrow and Friday.