Writing a Fantasy Story - Time Travel
Students are to write a fantasy story about how they were in the present day setting and suddenly traveled back in time to the time of the Oregon Trail.
This will take more than an hour because they have to gather their information and plan their short story. You might have them gather their information in class and write their short story at home.
First, students will gather information about the Oregon Trail. They will take notes as they read.
Then, they will write a short story about how they were living in the present and how they suddenly came to travel back in time to the Oregon Trail and how they returned to their present life.
Their short story needs to cover the following questions:
What they were doing in the present?
What happened to them to travel back in time to the Oregon Trail?
How did they feel about what happened?
What did they do on the Oregon Trail?
How did they return to their present life?
Did they remember what happened to them?
How did their family and friends react to their situation?
When they have finished their short story, they can submit it to you for grading.
You can grade the students on the structure of their short story, the accuracy of the information about the Oregon Trail, sentence structure, paragraph structure, English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.