In this video, your group will select a main character, setting, and problems from yourbrainstorm list.
Then, in the next activity, you’ll write a summary of the story you’ll create.
To start, read the items in your list and add comments about ideas that you’d liketo use in your story. To add a comment, highlight the text you’d like to comment on, and clickthe comment button.
Describe specifically what you like aboutan idea.
If someone else in your group has commented on an idea that you like, you canreply to their comment to support it, or and add additional ideas.
Once everyone in your group has read through the list, and identified ideas they like usingcomments, gather your group around one computer to select the setting, characters and problemsfor your story. As a group, choose at least one item fromeach list. There should be only one main character for your story, but they may encounter othercharacters along the way. Once your group has decided, identify theelements in your brainstorming document.
Do this by: making the choices bold,commenting on them,changing the font,or changing the color.
Next, collaborate to write a summary of the story you plan to write. Underneath the word“summary,” describe the who, what, when, where, and how of your story. Think of thisdescription like the blurb on the back of a book.
Move on once your group has selected your story elements and written a summary. In thenext activity, you’ll turn these into an interactive story.
Now, it’s your turn: Read through your group’s brainstorm document,and add comments on ideas that you like most. Gather with your group around one computerand choose story elements. Indicate your group’s choices on the document.