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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Empowered Fiction Writers: Generating and Organizing Ideas for Story Writing
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- Timers (optional)
- Highlighters or colored pencils (optional)
- Overhead projector (optional)
- Purpose of Speedwriting poster
- Benefits of Speedwriting poster
- Important Rules for Speedwriting poster
- Plot Plan poster/handout
- Student Speedwriting Log
- Story Organizer handout
- Story Organization Rubric
|1.||Familiarize yourself with the description and key concepts of speedwriting (free writing) and the specific suggestions offered by each of the Web resources.
|2.||Arrange access to computers for Session 1 and bookmark some or all of the Web resources on the computers.
|3.||Print (enlarge if possible) and post the four posters provided: Purpose of Speedwriting, Benefits of Speedwriting, Important Rules for Speedwriting, and Plot Plan.
|4.||Make a copy for each student of the Student Speedwriting Log, Story Organizer handout, Plot Plan handout, and Story Organization Rubric.