Listen, Read, Watch Story Writing

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In this lesson, students will construct a story based on the 3:15 short story series by Patrick Carman ( The short stories are called 3:15 stories because the reader does 3 things (listen, read, and watch) in about 15 minutes. Students construct a story in which the reader listens to an introduction, reads the body of the story, and watches the conclusion. The entire process should take the reader about 15 minutes. The project is best done in small groups, but can be done individually if necessary. One thing to remind the students is, although Patrick Carman’s stories are spooky stories, the students’ stories do not have to be scary.

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