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from C. Wood’s Personal Vintage Photo Library

“In the book of life the answers aren’t in the back.” ~Charlie Brown

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write.  Get inspired to create a believable character!  Read and discuss the article, “Who Are Those Guys?” Watch the scene from One-Hour Photo about the value of an unknown photograph.  Pick a photograph from the pile.  Using this character and the Character Bone Structure handout, complete the chart about your character.  What story is your character wanting to tell?  HW: Complete the bone structure chart.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write.  Do you have any field trip forms?  Discuss and grade Poe’s “The Black Cat.”  Review gothic elements.  Discuss plot ideas and inspirations.  Distribute and discuss the Gothic Tale Generator.  Complete the generator.  What gothic story will you be telling?  HW: Read “The Premature Burial” and complete the worksheet.  Your gothic tale generator should be completed, as well.

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