Adventures in Fantasy: Lessons and Activities in Narrative by John Gust

By John Gust

Adventures in fable deals a thrilling method of educating narrative and descriptive writing that stimulates a student’s creativity and mind's eye. choked with mini-lessons, interpreting tasks, and hands-on writing actions, the ebook indicates academics step by step find out how to introduce scholars to the “magic” of making an entire tale within the fantasy/adventure genre.Before fleshing out their tales, in spite of the fact that, scholars are requested to build real maps in their ‘fantasyland’ – after which to put in writing a travelogue describing the atmosphere in bright element. This preliminary fantasizing encourages scholars to be wildly creative in growing the drama, ogres, villains, heroes and heroines featured of their tale, and at the means they know about the mythic trip.

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Is someone being suppressed by the strong? Is someone misusing power and authority? Does it sometimes seem as though someone wants all the power and is willing to do almost anything to have it? Can you thread the theme of power throughout your story? THE ENVIRONMENT Fantasies are sometimes cast in a world that basically has two types of settings. The first is an evil empire in which the villain usually resides. In this domain, everything is hostile and scary, and often mechanized or artificial.

Then invite your students to choose an action word or two that they might use to link together their paragraphs. Have them circle the action words they think will work best. While writing their travelogues, if needed, students can also refer back to this page. Setting Description Practice With the new sensory and mood words packed into their vocabulary bank, if you feel students need a bit of practice describing a setting or two—or three, or more—eight setting examples are provided. Have students work independently if you like, or in pairs or teams, whichever is most productive and fun.

Then play with the responses provided: Ask your students to put together a few phrases to create a sample paragraph that could describe the mood or feeling of that particular setting. Once students have been guided through this example, pass out the reproducible student pages, read through the introduction, and have students choose one or several mood words for each of their four settings. Then have them describe what their characters will encounter in that moody place. Traveling the Transition Trail One more step before students start writing their travelogues: They will need to think about how to link together the paragraphs that describe each separate Setting the Surroundings 47 place.

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