Hi there, everyone! Happy Tuesday.
Just a homework reminder for my Writers' Workshop A students. Tonight, you are to look at either a newspaper, a magazine, or a blog (or a combination of these) and come up with as many possible story ideas as possible. Look at things going on in the world and see if you can think of a creative way to fictionalize them.
For example, I came across an article on newsela.com entitled "It's back to class, and less sleep, for many high schoolers." I might come up with an idea for a piece of realistic fiction featuring a student who decides to fight to get her high school to start in the afternoon instead of the morning. Maybe she'll start a big movement at the school and there will be a huge student vs. administration debate that changes school hours all over the state!
I challenge you to come up with as many ideas as possible! I expect to see this list in your writing notebook, with the date of completion (tonight, 9/16) when I check it at the end of the week. I'll walk around and check during the next class session as well.