Flash Fiction

Years 9-10

Three Week Program

In this series students will plan, write and edit a suite of very short short stories, also known as flash fiction, that will be published in a class anthology. Flash fiction provides young writers with a short, flexible medium to investigate story structure, characterisation and creatively engage with the mechanics of writing. Students will examine examples of flash fiction, brainstorm and experiment with their own flash fiction and reflect on the creative writing process. Students will be introduced to different types of flash fiction, from six word stories, hint fiction, prose poetry and a yarn. Students will gain confidence in experimenting with spoken language, hyperbole, metaphors and similes. This workshop encourages students to complete a variety of writing tasks designed to develop their skills in writing succinctly, persuasively, editing and building engaging characters. Sample Outcomes - Australian Curriculum

  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features (ACELY1694)
  • Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose (ACELT1600)
  • Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns (ACELT1606)
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