Adventures in Fantasy
Lessons and Activities in Narrative and Descriptive Writing, Grades 5-9
By John Gust
(Jossey-Bass, Paperback, 9780787992903, 249pp.)
Publication Date: August 2007
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Before fleshing out their stories, however, students are asked to construct actual maps of their 'fantasyland' - and then to write a travelogue describing the setting in vivid detail. This initial fantasizing encourages students to be wildly inventive in creating the drama, ogres, villains, heroes and heroines featured in their story, and on the way they learn about the mythic journey.