Designed to bring out the creative side of students, this supplemental workbook series helps students pull together the various elements that go into writing a whimsical story. Various activities introduce students to the art of creating a fantasies such as fairy and folk tales, animal stories, myths and legends, magical happening, magical worlds, science fiction, and a supernatural tale.
Topics include: creating characters; identifying names, sex, age, and form; including physical descriptions, creating a unique personality, incorporating occupations, values, families, and friends; recognizing strengths and weaknesses; and creating conflicts.
Other exercises focus on the writing process, including setting, plot, time and place, supporting characters, using riddles, and vocabulary. Additional units offer suggestions for using fantasy in a variety of writing assignments. Samples included.
PLEASE NOTE: this workbook is published by a secualr company; several units include magic and fantastical elements that some families may object to. The supernatural tale exercise refers to ghosts and horror stories.
Create a Fantasy - Writing a Whimsical Story
Publisher: Educational Impressions
Page Count: 79
Author: Eleanor W. Hoomes, Ph.D.
Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Writing, Creativity, Fantasy, Fictioin