High Tech Language Arts – 5th grade – Lesson summary

Taught a lesson about short-form storytelling in High Tech Language Arts class today for 5th graders. Included the inimitable John Wiswell‘s Alligators By Twitter story, which I became of fan of before it was even published, having been on the editing staff at Flash Fiction Online magazine since its inception. (caution: some curse words present. With John’s permission I modified them for my lesson.) 

And then to finish blowing their minds, I told the 5th graders about 6 Word Stories. 

You could have heard a pin drop when I finished, “For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.” 

Each child is now working on their own short-form story using Sarah Prineas’ The Magic Thief as inspiration. 

It is very difficult to tell who is enjoying this more, me or the students…

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