Exaggeration In Stories
- You will need to prepare short paragraphs describing a simplistic, almost boring story or tale. This should consist of a few sentences about a particular situation that has the potential to be exaggerated.
- Your students should read these mini-stories, make some notes about how to make the story more interesting, and then write their own, "enhanced" version of the story.
- Have students explain why this feature of writing is useful, when it is appropriate, and what would happen to books, newspapers, and magazines if there was no exaggeration.
- Post the before and after versions of the story for the whole class to see or make a class book.