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…