Emotion 3: Evoking emotion in the reader
Story - Narrative
Young adult and up
- Write narratives that create mood and evoke interest, empathy, and contrasting emotions in the reader.
- In this lesson we tackle the advanced skill of writing narrative that evokes emotion in the reader. We study photos and paintings to explore interest, mood, empathy, and contrasting emotion. We look at how these dimensions are expressed snippets from Neverwhere, Rocket Boys, The House on Mango Street, Furia, and Watership Down, and finally students are asked to evoke emotion in the reader by describing a scene in which a character who has been suffering is cared for by another.