ruth’s wn entry: fantasy story character & magic & setting.
Here are a couple of pages from my writer’s notebook. I put them on transparencies and used them to teach a focus lesson about doing some “deep thinking” about a story before actually drafting. I encouraged students to begin with their character and to then explore other elements of their story. (I also explained that it’s not necessary to begin with character, but it was a strategy I wanted them to try.) Too bad I didn’t make copies of their wn entries to share — they were amazing!