The Grade 9 read and studied Nick Joaquin’s famous short story, May Day Eve. Spanning three generations and revolving around an urban legend, it tells the tale of young Agueda and her future husband, Badoy. Told in a series of flashbacks and flashforwards, it opened up a nonlinear plot example to the Grade 9.
After some exercises on character and plot analysis, it was time to introduce the class to the other side of fiction – the world of creative writers. The students were grouped in three’s and were told to write a story together. They were provided with writing prompts which included:
The students struggled a bit, constructing their stories but they were able to produce their own creative fiction pieces: