A Timeline Of Events

Writen Chapter Planning


In the next lesson, you will compose the first draft of your written chapter. For homework, your job is to make sure you’re completely ready to start writing before class starts.

To get ready, complete the three written chapter-planning forms. Brainstorm as many answers as you think will help you write your draft in the coming lesson.

  • Written Chapter Anecdotes and Details:
    Often what draws the reader into a piece of writing is a particular moment vividly described; the reader can see, hear, smell, and feel the scene. Dialogue between characters brings these moments and the characters to life. The moments, or anecdotes, are not summaries—they provide actual examples of tension and conflict in the interactions. Anecdotes are a powerful storytelling tool. Think about the story you will be telling in your written chapter. What anecdotes will help you round out your tale?
  • Written Chapter Timeline:
    In your written chapter, you may choose to make use of literary techniques such as flashback and foreshadowing. To help keep your own sense of events organized, it may help to compose a chronological timeline of what happens.
  • Written Chapter Characters:
    Often the people in a piece of writing are the most memorable feature. What characters will appear in your written chapter? How can you bring these characters to life? Think about the details you want to share about the characters you will include.