Creating Snapshot Moments (Critical ID Narrative)

What are snapshot moments or scenes?

  • slow time
  • action-oriented
  • dialogue
  • show rather than tell
  • fly-on-the-wall perspective

Student Live-Action Skit

During the Skit: Take notes on gesture, body language, feelings that emerge, dialogue, and descriptions of objects

Write up two versions of the skit. The first is exposition– a straight, dry version of what happened. The second is creating a snapshot moment or scene that engages readers in an experience. Here is an example of both:.