Narrative Basics Project: Revealing secrets and plans

Lesson
Narrative Basics Project: Revealing secrets and plans
10 pages
Purpose
Practise writing an evocative scene that blends dialogue, action and character.
Description
This lesson pulls together some of the elements in the Narrative Basics course. We take a small scene from Kate diCamillo's The Tiger Rising, in which a shady dude reveals a caged tiger he is keeping in the woods, and outlines his plans for it. We break the snippet into fragments, model patterns in each fragment, and then recombine. At the end, we create a portfolio piece. This is quite a challenging lesson, with some subtle patterns. The lesson probably takes 1-2 hours in total, depending on the level of student ability, engagement and teacher support.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Growing up, Animals