Presentation on theme: "+ Writing Stories Dr. Myrtis Mixon. + Its Easy You tell stories all the time. Lets give it a try. Ill show you. Pick an object."— Presentation transcript:
+ Writing Stories Dr. Myrtis Mixon
+ Its Easy You tell stories all the time. Lets give it a try. Ill show you. Pick an object.
+ My story Now you try… Pick an object… Now tell why it has meaning.
+ For today, choose an event, something that happened, maybe to you, or to someone else. Could be something you saw, you witnessed.
+ Think about a time when someone was kind or unkind to a person who was seen as being other (race, appearance, religion, age, physical or mental disability, new or unknown, rich or poor, popular or unpopular). You might be in the storty, or its a story someone told you. Some ideas to think about:
+ Some examples 1. School, someone helps a new student feel welcome. 2. Swimming pool, kids make fun of a fat person or someone who cant swim. 3. Gym, boy is small, other boys dont want him to play on their team. 4. Park, someone lying on bench, boys laugh at person (maybe he is sick??)
+ Some examples 5. School, new girl, she is ignored by others. 6. Classroom, one student makes mistakes, one student is cruel, another kind. 7. Teen moves to another country; doesnt speak the language. 8. A family of a different religion moves next door; one parent says to be kind; the other says leave them alone.
+ Some examples Anything seen as different: Wrong clothes?Wrong hair? Blind? Doesnt speak well? Slow in some way?Wrong accent? Doesnt have a father? a mother? Too tall?Too small? Cant sing?Cant dance?
+ Some examples Has anything like that ever happened to you or have you seen a problem like this for someone else? Time to think.
+ Time To Think In pairs, talk to your partner. Can you think of a time like that. Brainstorm ideas. Nothing is silly. Dont judge your ideas.
+ Spidergram Heres my idea. Went to a party Visiting teachers My spidergram… try to put something on every leg… add more legs…
+ Your spidergram You draw one. Put something on every leg.
+ Now Share your spidergram with your partner… tell the story to your partner, using the details you put on the legs.
+ New sheet Start writing… Tell the story… Use the details on the legs to tell the story.
+ Remember Tell us where you or the main person was. When was it? What happened? What was the ending? Keep writing.
+ Remember If you cant think of a word in English, write it in Nepali for now. If you need help, ask your teacher.