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Objective: Students will brainstorm ideas for a short story
Organization, writing hooks
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: colored photocopies of Norman Rockwell paintings
Norman Rockwell photocopies. Have several photocopies for each image you
2. Instruct students to choose a painting that interests them and
paste the photocopy into their notebook.
3. Students will jot down words
or phrases the story bring to mind under the headings Setting, Character,
4. After a mini-lesson on engaging hooks, students
could compose a few different hooks for the beginning of the story they have
5. Share with partner or small group to help pick their