I love it when I get soooo excited about teaching a lesson. I did just that today. I showed you various clips from a TED talk by Andrew Stanton, screenwriter of "Finding Nemo," "Toystory," and "Wall-E". I chose these clips because the beginning in not appropriate to share. Each of these clips had a message about how to write an awesome story. You can watch the whole TED talk or watch only these minutes of the clip: 1:15-2:53, 5:18-7:40, 8:00-8:52, 9:39-10:41, 12:26-13:35, and 17:09-18:59. These clips have inspiring information about writing a story that people will want to read.
Next, you looked at your list of eight to ten story ideas that you created yesterday in class and outside of class and starred two of these. You went back to your seats and began a quick write about each of these ideas. I just wanted you to get the information down about each of these stories. You do not need to finish the entire story, just get you ideas about character, setting, plot, conflict, theme and symbol on paper.
1. Read and record your title, page numbers, and minutes.
2. Finish your two quick writes about two of your story ideas.
3. Tomorrow we will visit the book fair.
Have a wonderful night,