During the month of January, Juniors worked on our short story and fictional unit called “Once Upon A Time”. During this project, students were assigned a Disney movie (within their groups) to watch and take note on the elements of plot. When finished, they were asked to research the original story, historical account, or myth and compare/contrast it with how Disney portrayed it. Their final product was to create a narrative, either original or a twist from their movie (individual), which was turned into a children’s story (group) and then presented to the second grade class. To prepare students on writing their story, throughout the month, we read numerous short stories and analyzed plot structure, characters, other literary devices and elements of plot.