In the first five years of teaching more than 50% of teachers leave the teaching profession. I came dangerously close to becoming a part of this statistic after numerous burn outs throughout my first four years. I want to do something to change this and so every Monday I will be a mentor by sharing my teaching resources and classroom tips.
Creating resources is where I get to put to use my creativity and my writing background and I want them to have a larger audience. Feel free to share, use and adapt my resources.
Writing Scary Stories
I embedded grammar skills within the unit in order to get them to learn application in relation to their stories.
The way I teach creative writing is to break each section into seperate sections so first they develop a character and setting in order to write an orientation. Then they write the climax of the story and then resolution. I provide scaffolds for each stage of the writing process and this is their draft as I go through and provide feedback. Then they put their final stories together with all the elements.
- To decide on a point of view for my scary story
- To decide which tense to use when writing my scary story
- To use the STEAL method to develop characterisation
- To incorporate symbolism in my scary story
- To create a setting for my scary story
- To write an orientation to my scary story
- Orientation scaffold-use this to plan and write your orientation
- to identify the types of sentences used in the climax of a story
- To incorporate the features of Horror Writing in my scary story
- To write the climax of my story using the features of horror
- Climax scaffold-use this to plan and write your climax
- Learning Intention: To write the resolution to my story
- Resolution scaffold-use this to plan and write your resolution
- Scary Stories Critique Sheet
- To write a scary story orientation paragraph as a Common Formative Task
- To write a scary short story for Summative Assessment Task