This lesson is the third in a series of creative writing lessons for gifted and talented students, providing challenges that allow students to write like real-world professionals while using digital tools for inspiration. Students will be guided to write long-form, text-based fiction after using visual and digital tools that help students create viable ideas for stories others want to read. This lesson addresses plot, and the subsequent lesson in this series will address setting and theme. This lesson was part of a Duke TIP presentation at NCTE18 by Lyn Fairchild Hawks of Duke TIP, and Tara Ray of Ozark High School in Ozark, Missouri.
How do you teach students to create a page-turning plot?
How do you teach creative writing using digital tools? How do you teach real-world skills that authors, screenwriters, and other professionals use daily?
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- Time: 3-5 days
- Duke TIP Creative Writing: Create a Page-Turning Plot Lesson Plan and accompanying handouts
- Duke TIP Creative Writing videos, found here
- Prior lessons: