Adventure Stories….. How many adventure stories can you think of? What makes an adventure story? How is an adventure story different from other stories?
The purpose of an adventure story. To entertain and enthral the reader. To allow the reader to escape from reality.
Excitement. It was scary…. Or His lip trembled and his legs were shaking. Use good connectives. Suddenly, without warning. At that very moment. Use good punctuation. (Exclamation marks) Ask the reader a question. (Draw them in) Use effective vocabulary, adjectives, adverbs, expressive verbs, similes.
Story opening. (Chapter 1) Setting the scene. (Place and Time) Introduces characters. (give main character a flaw / characteristic to make them interesting.)
Adventure / Cliff-hanger. (Chapter 2) What happens? Thoughts and Feelings? How do you survive? Dialogue? Cliff-hanger.
Resolution and Ending. (Chapter 3) What happens? Has the character changed as a result of the story? Have the character comment on what has happened. Do you end with a cliff-hanger?