A WebQuest for 10th Grade (English)
Every great story starts with one essential moment, a first step. You are about to take that first step into your story as a writer. In this WebQuest you will learn about writing short story narratives. You will have to be creative to creat a compelling story that will grab the attention of your auidence, your fellow classmates. In this WebQuest you will review what should be included in a short story and some examples of short stories by famous authors. After reviewing about these things you will write your own original story! and you will then be able to answer the question "Am I a Writer?" with confidence as say "Yes! I am a Writer."
You will first be shown examples of famous short stories. Then, you will be shown a the plot points that make a short story. You must create atleast 2 unique characters and put them through a creative series of events that will follow the main plot points that all short stories have.
Step 1: Read one or two short stories from famous american authors to gain an idea of what a short story should be and to gain inspiration.
Follow this link to a list of 20 famous short stories: http://americanliterature.com/twenty-great-american-short-stories
Step 2: Watch this video teaching about the the six points of the "Plot RollerCoaster" Video: http://vimeo.com/20773918
Step 3: Write your own story! Now that you have knowledge of plot and examples of short stories. Create atleast two unique characters and a unique storyline for them to follow, create an adventure for them. Your story must also have a detailed setting and contain all six plot points in the "Plot Rollercoaster."
Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score
Now you know what it takes to write a short story and you have written your own short story! You can now construct a unique plot, characters, and setting just like the great writers before you. Now you can answer the question "am I a Writer?" with a loud confident "Yes, I am!"
Isn't writing stories fun?
Plot RollerCoaster by Dara Ross http://vimeo.com/20773918
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson