Organize a FUTURE story structured as a Free-Verse PEOM ~ a difference style from the narrative prose of the Docu-drama. Creating a free style narrative as a "docu-drama" is very rewarding but may be too big of a task for the time or the writing skills of some students. What separates poetry from prose is the careful arrangement of words giving it rhythm or flow.

So this second choice for vision video style offers a modified, long time favorite called Auto-Bio Poem. The suggested one liner prompts are designed to include al story elements as well as plot points invented during their pre-writing. These one liners are meant to inspire and guide poetry-style choices, NOT used literally which would read like everyones else's. Students need to be encouraged to expand short phrases into rich "showing NOT telling" and . . . to go beyond the "template" of the story, mixing and matching the one liners or adding others to create a unique expression of their future BEST life. I-imagine PDF Curriculum offers more details and curriculum.

The Auto-bio style delivers positive results but .. . ONLY if the template is used as inspiration rather than literally filling in a blank. Short cuts are possible and doable but only IF you hold the essence of the task of awakening the dreamer and believer task. Don't rush to do media products - the writing is where the metamorphous takes place. It is especially important to ensure that each student is encouraged to express their future story as uniquely as possible because . . . they ARE unique!


Julie Jaegar's Auto Bio Vision Videos [Minot, ND]

Meet Faith . . .





Meet Ahhana . . .