The McGinnis Reading Center and Third Coast Writing Project Camp for Young Writers have teamed up this year to put on a MEGA reading and writing camp! We had our first week this past week with Middle Schoolers focusing on WorldBuilding: Taking the Scenic Route. Students started to create the elements of their own worlds focusing on character, setting, plot, and conflict. Here is the lesson breakdown:
Day 1 Teaching Video:
Day 2 Teaching Video:
Day 3 Teaching Video:
Day 4 Teaching Pictures:
Students used the following pictures to create scenes. A good scene contains dialogue, a thoughtshot, and a snapshot.
Day 5 Teaching Videos:
The following videos were used to discuss the different types of conflict in literature. Students then discussed what makes each conflict interesting and what writing strategies have to be used for each one.