Crafting a Tale of the Past: Historical Fiction Writing Project
In this project, you will channel your inner novelist and utilize your understanding of a historical period or event to compose a work of historical fiction. This will require you to draw
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Slide1HISTORICAL F ICTION W RITING P ROJECT Take out the Historical Fiction Writing Project handout from your table folder.
Slide2GOOD WRITERS … Use knowledge of a historical time period or event to create a historical fiction text.
Slide3FOR THIS PROJECT … You will create your own historical fiction writing piece using your knowledge of the time period in your book club book. You will also use your knowledge of the text’s plot (plus some creativity) to develop this story piece.
Slide4DON ’ T FORGET THAT GOOD HISTORICAL FICTION WRITERS … use appropriate setting description properly punctuate all dialogue & internal thoughts “paint” a clear picture of the character inside & out use writing “tricks” use a balance of other narrative techniques carefully revise & edit their final piece All elements of your writing piece need to be historically accurate. This may mean that you’ll need to do some additional research.
Slide5DIRECTIONS *Use your book club book & any other resources for assistance Read through the writing options & choose one of interest Plan out your story idea in your notebook Write your own piece 2 pgs double spaced, Times New Roman 12 font THIS PROJECT IS DUE ON 2/18. 5 points will be taken off for each day it is late.
Slide6WRITING O PTIONS Option A: Choose an important story scene from your book club book & rewrite it from the point of view of another character. Option B: Create a new character that would either help situations for the main character or worsen situations. Write a scene to add to the story. Option C: Choose a character & write a diary entry. Describe what is happening & include direct thoughts. Consider what might be happening that the character has not directly admitted to the reader. Option D: Choose a scene that was not included in the text, but you know it had to happen. Write the scene from the point of view used in the book. Option E: Write an alternate ending to a scene in which the character has to make a different decision.
Slide7RUBRIC Student has carefully researched & incorporated details related to the selected time period. Student has developed a well-rounded character (internal/external) that is both realistic & historically accurate. Student has incorporated various narrative techniques (dialogue, thoughts, feelings, etc.) rather than summarization. Student has incorporated various narrative writing “tricks” to improve the quality of his/her writing. Student has created a final fictional product that reflects evidence of time spent revising, editing, & improving craft that has effectively addressed the chosen prompt.