Mowgli Level IV Freebie Video Lesson: Story Writing
Welcome to another free writing lesson and teaching video! This one, for upper junior high through high school students, is from the monthly writing book called Write On, Mowgli, Level IV. This one week lesson is called The Very Short Story: Predator and Prey.
Like all of the writing books I have created, this project contains the skills needed in order to write the project contained in it. It has a quality sample story to learn the skills from, and it has all of the steps laid out for the student. The video is broken down into four “lessons” in which the student follows along in their book (highlighters in hand) and learns exactly how to write a short story with the elements of story writing from setting, to obstacles, to resolution.
It also teaches other stylistic skills that a student needs to complete this project, including strong verb use vs. being/linking verbs (and a memory tool for being/linking verbs), describing nature, synonym use for main characters, and sequencing words and phrases. The student is taught an introduction to the Checklist Challenge (CC). From pre-writing skill learning, to sample dissection, to outlining, writing, Checklist Challenge, and Final Copy. This project teaches it all! (Additional Checklist Challenge lessons and full length CC book are available at your Freebies page to use in conjunction with any Freebies lessons!)