GRADES 5–7: We will read excerpts from various fantasy and science fiction books and graphic novels—from Harry Potter to The BFG, from Percy Jackson to The Martian Chronicles, and many more—to learn how to create amazing worlds and heroic characters. We will discuss how these stories fit the model of Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” and create our own stories.
Carole Johnston is a poet, former school library media specialist for grades K–8, and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA Literary Arts program at Lafayette High School.
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