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Lesson Plan

Empowered Fiction Writers: Generating and Organizing Ideas for Story Writing

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author
Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computers with Internet access

  • Timers (optional)

  • Highlighters or colored pencils (optional)

  • Overhead projector (optional)

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

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.

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