Archive for March, 2012


Posted: March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Your Job: Before 10:10 you must have the following on your blog.


Post 1: Introduce your Protagonist and Antagonist: Readers CAN NOT come to the hall to

read the picture so you must introduce them so that readers know who these characters are.


Post 2: The Message: What is the essential point of the story, what do you want readers to

take away. DO NOT JUST WRITE “my message is…”. Explain what a message is, why you

chose this one, why you feel it is important, what you are going to do to get the message

across (examples of how the message will be shown)


Post 3: Setting: Describe it. Explain why you chose it. Explain why it is a good setting for a fantasy to take place.


Post 4: What are your Problem and Solution: What is the main thing the character overcomes

and how do they do that.




Cody Howitt

5Th Grade Teacher

Singapore American School

Rm: i313  Phone: 6363-3406 Ext: 6236



Ghaa, A Dragon

Posted: March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Our students have been working very hard to develop the basics for their own fantasy story.

Now much like an evil ruler I have forced through coercion and magic the pace at which we attempt to write this story. As young authors their first impulse is to simply start writing. This can be exampled by a conversation I had with one student:

ME: …So what happens next in your story?

STUDENT: I don’t know, I haven’t written it yet.

As authors they of all the people in the world should know what happens next. They are the ones creating it. It shouldn’t be a surprise to them. So, we have been really planning all the little bits of our story out. We have looked at who are our:

Protagonist: The Hero

Antagonist: The Villan

The Message: What is the essential point of the story

Setting: Where does this story take place. Is it consistent?

Problem: What is the problem in the story.

Solution: How is that problem solved.

Story Boarding: Having a clearly outlined beginning, middle and end.


Once the students have a clear concept of this, then they can begin the process of actually writing it. Today they are going to introduce their story to the world. Please take a look at their blogs to see what they will be writing about.