Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Heard in the Classroom: Ancient Times

We've been working on writing fictional stories this week. I was helping a student improve his introduction.

Me: Try to introduce your character and setting a little bit, instead of jumping straight into the action. You know, how stories start with, "Once upon a time..." or "A long, long time ago..."

Carrot Top: Oh, I got it! I got it! Way back 1972...[He lights up, proud of his brilliance.]

Me (interrupting, feigning hurt): I was nine in 1972.

Carrot Top (sheepishly): Yikes! Okay, way back when, in....1658....!

Me: That's more like it!

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