DVD features: Spanish language track, discussion questions, chapter select.
Students discover that the story-writing process can begin anywhere - with an idea for a special character, a particular setting or even a plot with a problem that needs to be solved. Professor Plot encourages the writers to use character webs and story maps to organize their ideas before beginning a draft. The kids collaborate to identify characters and their unique traits, where and when the story will take place, and what exactly should happen in the story. By using interesting dialog, descriptive details and a good ending, the story comes to life.