Center Focus

Exaggeration In Stories

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Post the before and after versions of the story for the whole class to see or make a class book.

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