Student instructions In this rich task you will complete a number of exercises, some of which you will develop to a publishable standard. A rich task requires a lot of self motivation and self control. Remember: the greater the effort, the greater your rewards.
Creative WritingThis is worth 3 credits and will be included in yournext report. In this part of the unit you will writeand publish:A poemA teenage short story: a narrative which developsand sustains ideas.
Exercises to get started1. My life in 140 characters. Tweet me your response.2. Tell a story in six words. Ernest Hemingway was once prodded to compose a complete story in six words. His answer was "For sale: baby shoes, never used." Now write a story or slogan in six words on Twitter.3. Make a word collage with some interesting but random words. Use these words to create a story.
15 Minute WritingWrite a story in 15 minutes (timed).Rather than free writing, you will be given a starter.Your starter:It was shocking on so many levels!
Some poems by Glenn Colquhoun:The shape of wordsA is the shape of a tin roof on an old church.B is the bottom of a fat man.C is a crab scuttling along the beach.X is the shape of butterfly wings.hallelujah is the shape of righteous peoplesitting closely together in church.
abracadabra is a caterpillar crawling along its leaf.bubbling is the shape of water boiling.higgledypiggledy is a collection of flowers drippingout of their windowboxes.daddy-long-legs are small carts unloading suitcases from the back of anaeroplane.orange is the shape of a round fruit hanging from a tree, a young womanreaching out to pick it, a kitten chasing after its own tail, an old womanweeding her garden, a small boy fishing from a pond, the sun setting over asmooth beach.smoke is a lazy snake crawling towards the sun, two large clouds billowing,a round mouth coughing, a small bird singing in a tree, the eye of a tiredchild falling asleep.love is one leg planted firmly on the ground, a spare washer for a drippingtap, that beautiful bird flying towards me or away, a broken eggshell openedon the floor.
Now write your own “The shape of words” poem. (I’ll be marking this)D is the shape of ______________________________________________________E is ___________________________________________________________F is ___________________________________________________________Y is the shape of ______________________________________________________hullaballoo is the shape of _____________________________________________speedy is ___________________________________________________________sizzling is the shape of _______________________________________________
mishmash is a collection of____________________________________________ __snails are small________________________________________________________b.l.u.e is the shape ________________________________ ,______________________, _______________________________,.c.r.e.e.k is ____________________, _________________________,______________________, _______________________________,__________________________________________ .Friends are ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Words Words are halfbacks. They dont scrum. They dont ruck. They dont maul. They dont jump. They dont throw into lineouts. They dont carry oranges at half-time. They dont argue with the referee. They just pass— Ideas as quick as bullets. God help you if you drop them! Poetry is a game But so is footy And we all know how serious that is.
Now create your own WORDS poem You may want to use the format provided, or you might be feeling a bit more adventurous. Experiment with words, sentence length and rhyme.
The project.You will work in groups of 3-4: To produce a book on a topic of your choice, choice that would be appropriate for a 14-15 year old teenager. Each person is responsible for writing. a chapter. The book should include:1. A narrative structure that is clearly and effectively followed with detail.2. An interesting, eye-catching and outstanding cover.3. A contents page.4. An appropriate and effective illustration on each chapter page.5. A detailed and effective blurb on the back cover6. At least 4 chapters.
Format of the book• Use the app that works for your group:• Keynote• Pages• Creative Book Builder• Book Creator• iBooks
Planning your book. • Decide who will write each chapter. • Plan an outline for your book – this could be a storyboard. • Draft a cover design. • Write a draft contents page. • Write a draft blurb for the back cover.
Short Stories: Get off to a fast start. Generally have a limited number of characters and scenes. Start as close to the conclusion as possible. Frequently deal with only one problem. Use only the detail necessary for understanding the situation. Usually cover just a short time period.TASK: In groups of 3-4, brainstormideas for your story, taking theabove points into account.
Hints and ideas The following slides are simply to give your ideas direction and keep you focused. You do not have to follow the order of the slides. Remember that this is CREATIVE writing!!
Developing CharactersThe most important things to know about a character are:AppearanceActionSpeechThoughtClick on this link!!🐞🐞Heres another link🐞🐞
Point of viewIn your group, choose which point of view you will have in your story:•First person and involved in the story?•Or third person and looking in on the story? Read this blog post 🐷🐷
Create Conflict and Tension Conflict produces tension that makes the story begin. Tension is created by opposition between the character or characters and internal or external forces or conditions.Possible Conflicts Include: The protagonist against another individual The protagonist against nature (or technology) The protagonist against society The protagonist against himself or herself.
Build to a Crisis or ClimaxThis is the turning point of the story--the mostexciting or dramatic moment.Whilea good story needs a crisis, a random eventsuch as a car crash or a sudden illness is simply anemergency --unless it somehow involves a conflictthat makes the reader care about the characters.
Find a Resolution The solution to the conflict. In short fiction, it is difficult to provide a complete resolution and you often need to just show that characters are beginning to change in some way or starting to see things differently. This link provides more assistance�
Creating your book Click on this link for a good website🐞🐞