It’s the best ever homeschool high school writing project: Myth-Fantasy Short Story!
Best Ever Homeschool High School Writing Project: Myth-Fantasy Short Story
My homeschool high schoolers couldn’t wait until 11th grade. That’s when we always did the *Best Ever Homeschool High School Writing Project: Myth-Fantasy Short Story*!
If your family loves The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings and other books in the Myth-Fantasy genre, then your teens truly need to write a Myth-Fantasy short story of their own.
Even if they don’t love the genre. The creative writing practice of crafting a tight, clear but wildly creative short story will help them write better college-level papers. (Some of my kids now teach college level themselves and can tell you that better writers get better grades. Good writing comes not only from knowing format but actually using WORDS well. THAT is the job of high school creative writing.)
When I teach Myth-Fantasy short story to the 11th and 12th graders in our homeschool co-op or group classes, I always find that the first day of class brings me 2 kinds of high schoolers:
- Those that have heard about the class and can’t WAIT until we get started
- Those who haven’t haven’t heard about the class and their-mom-is-forcing-them-to-do-this-even-though-they-hate-writing
We follow the instructions in Advanced Guide to High School Short Story Writing: Myth-Fantasy. This takes the group step-by-step through the process of brainstorming and creative thinking. Then helps them tightly sculpt and edit a delightful 5-page Myth-Fantasy story in a style similar to that of C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien.
They are SO PROUD of what they have accomplished and their confidence is always so much better. They know they can carry their skills to college and write well there, too.
Their Advanced Guide to High School Short Story Writing: Myth-Fantasy includes:
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A 5-week process of high school short story writing that includes how-to’s and a grading rubric
- Week 1: What is Myth-Fantasy?
- Week 2: “Getting-Started Ingredients” of a Myth-Fantasy Story
- Week 3: “Make-it-Happen Ingredients” of a Myth-Fantasy Story
- Week 4: “Closing Ingredients” of a Myth-Fantasy Story
- Week 5: Pulling the Myth-Fantasy Story Together
Download Myth-Fantasy for your homeschool high schoolers for a FUN 5 weeks and great writing skills! I’ll bet that they, too, will agree with my teens that it is the best ever homeschool high school writing project: Myth-Fantasy Short Story!