What an assignment! Here's your chance to shine! (It looks like a lesson about the free market?
Decide what lesson (or theme) you want your story to show. What life or societal lesson do you want your story to show? And, what will the Tone/Mood of your story be?
What type or genre of story do you want to write? There are lots of options - science fiction, dystopian, modern, historical, etc. Just Google "genres" to pick one that interests you the most.
Next, plan your story. I've included links to a couple of my favorite graphic organizers below. Taking the time to plan and plan well will save you LOTS of time. The first one helps you plan the skeleton of your story and the second one helps you develop the details for your characters. You don't have to complete the second one for each of the characters. I would just keep it in mind for all of your characters and use it to plan at least your protagonist and the antagonist.
Make sure that your plan has conflict. Stories (and movies) have conflict. Conflict comes in many forms. Pick one or mix it up. In my opinion, a good story includes character vs. self and at least one other type. Given the vocabulary, I would imagine that character vs. society might be an important part of your story.
- Character vs. Self
- Character vs. Character
- Character vs. Nature
- Character vs. Supernatural
- Character vs. Technology
- Character vs. Society
Once you have your plan, start writing. Don't worry - it doesn't have to perfect. Writing is supposed to be messy. Just get your story written or typed out. Follow your plan and feel free to adjust as you work. That's the beauty of writing!😃
As far as using the vocabulary, I would recommend mixing it up. Incorporate them into dialogue. Maybe a character walks by a store and sees a sign that includes one of the words. Maybe a character is thinking through an idea or is mentally objecting to something in the story. Once you have your story map planned, jot down onto the map in which part of the story each word might work best. You can always change your mind when you start writing. Sort the words as you see fit.
Reread and revise your story. Read it out loud to yourself or others. What's missing? What can be explained differently? Pretend your story is a screenplay or roadmap for a movie, for example. What sensory details does your audience need to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel? Add those.
Edit your story for mechanics and punctuation and formatting. Check to be sure you've followed your teacher's instructions. Is there a rubric?
Feel free to continue revising and editing until you're sure you've done your best. If you have enough time, it helps to set the assignment aside for a while and revisit it at a later time.
Good luck! Feel free to register for a session and I'd be glad to help!