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Story Sprint: Write a Fantasy for Remote Classrooms

$120.00 $90.00

This purchase is for a classroom license for Story Sprint: Write a Fantasy. This version is specially redesigned for classrooms working remotely during the Spring 2020 response to coronavirus.

After purchasing, you’ll receive an email with an introduction for you, the educator, an activity book to share with your students, and a link to an unlisted YouTube playlist for easy sharing with your students.

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Description

Sharpen your pencils and lace up your tennis shoes! In this fast-paced online course, you will sprint your way from idea to finished short story with author Naomi Kinsman.

Process: 

After brainstorming a couple of story concepts, each writer will choose one fantastical world to develop. Then, we’ll develop a main character and a flexible plot. Next, we’ll race the clock in a series of short drafting sessions. Finally, writers will choose one of three quick revision strategies, and then transform their story into a colorful book to share with family and friends.

Goals:

Writers will …

  • practice making quick decisions
  • strengthen their writing stamina
  • learn to both start AND finish a story

 

WHAT WE’LL COVER:

Ready …

  • Brainstorm a Fantastical World
  • Explore Character Ideas
  • Develop a Main Character

 

Set …

  • Map the World of Your Story
  • Storyboard a Plot
  • Troubleshoot Potential Problems

 

Go!

  • Sprint One: Draft the Beginning
  • Sprint Two: Draft the Middle
  • Sprint Three: Draft the Climax
  • Sprint Four: Draft the Resolution

 

Cross the Finish Line:

  • Quick Revision Strategies
  • Create a Cover and Make it a Book