Epic Story Writing through Dungeons and Dragons – G4-9 - Booking form
Journey through the story wheel while battling monsters, finding treasure, and creating an epic adventure.
Epic Story Writing through Dungeons and Dragons has been designed for Grades 4-9 (can be adjusted to suit other grades)
What students will discover:
Using the popular fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, as a base, students will go through a modified Hero’s Journey Plot Circle and use a story-style Dungeons and Dragons character sheet to “play” story writing as a group. Post-workshop they will be able to use the resources left behind to create a story of their own using the characters they have made in the workshop.
For those unfamiliar with Dungeons and Dragons, it is a game where players work together playing characters with magic or medieval weapons to solve puzzles, create strategy, and gain treasure and experience within a fantasy world. This is all completed under the guidance of a storytelling master called a Dungeon Master or Game Master. It involves at least three guidebooks, dice, and more, Our version is much, much simpler, and more focused on the writing and plotting process.
What Students Will Discover:
Students will greater understand character creation, plot arc, goals, and motives, protagonists and antagonists, and how to plan and create a story from beginning to end, showing off a change in character.
- Understanding the hero’s journey through examples.
- Handouts of the Hero’s Journey Plot Circle and a Dungeons and Dragons-esque character sheet.
- Collectively create a story as a class using the above handouts and art.
Curriculum Touch Points:
- Learn about a variety of literary features, such as genre, form, structure, and various types of characters while engaging in collaborative dialogue to contribute to discussions and consider others’ perspectives
- Create written texts to build creative thinking skills and effectively communicate ideas through planning, organization, writing, and editing to develop a distinctive personal writing style for a particular purpose
- Develop personal opinions, understanding, preferences, and interest in literature by discovering different kinds of texts and reflecting on them through consideration of diverse points of view and the relationship between form, content, purpose, and how the work influences the expression of ideas.
- Consider the effects of literary techniques and features such as symbolism, theme, perspective, and the use of figurative language then draw from personal experiences and knowledge to generate ideas and create original texts.
- Develop effective strategies for revising writing, as well as providing and accepting feedback from others, giving helpful feedback, contributing ideas, and reaching consensus.
Cost for schools
This program is best taught as a single session (K-1) or half-day program (G2-3). Multiple classes can experience this workshop over a day.
- $350.00 a session (60-90 minutes)
- $650.00 half-day session (morning or afternoon)
- $1200.00 for a full day
Save money by booking multiple classes!
For example: For the single full-day fee, you can book two single sessions for Kindergarten - Grade 1 in the morning and a half-day session in the afternoon for Grades 2-3.
Not in the Calgary area? Contact us about getting a remote instructor.
School on a tight budget. Let's chat. We may be able to work something out.