My Book of Stories - Write Your Own Shakespearean Tales
A compendium of story starters taken from the very best plays ever written
Bewitching lines from Macbeth, magical songs from A Midsummer Night's Dream and lover's talk from Romeo and Juliet will inspire new characters to be created, new dialogue to be written, and perhaps even a Shakespearean comic strip to unfold. Within the beautifully illustrated pages of this book are opportunities to experiment with Shakespearean words and phrases, whether writing a heartfelt letter to Romeo's cousin, penning a new fairy song for Peaseblossom, or telling your teacher they're an idiot in a brand new play. Budding authors will have stories to write, journal entries to fill in and pictures of new characters to draw, as well as Shakespearean trivia and fun puzzles to complete.
Are these literary analysis or writing instruction books? There is so much great information packed into such an attractive package: a visual symphony of images and instruction for each theme. For example, you will learn tidbits about the origin of fairy tales, the 5 most popular ways to begin a fairy tale, as well as prompts and outlines to write your own story (i.e. beginning, set-up, obstacle and ending). Along the way is a surprising amount of literary analysis as students are guided step by step through the writing process. Some pages have students writing in the book directly, making these a charming keepsake. They are so pretty that you will want to read again and again! 6.75x7.75", 96pp. SC. ~ Sara
These materials focus on writing practice and offer little to no writinginstruction.
These materials cover various types of creative writing, including descriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.