For this draft, use Medium rather than the wiki so that you can draw on the affordances there: title and subtitle, image placement, heads and subs, paragraph styles. Save your work as a draft in Medium, and provide a link from your wiki name page to your draft.
Draft a folk tale with a moral, in which you help readers think about the reading length of text on the web - over and above what we've read for this project.
Folk- or fairy-tale. Think Chicken Little, for instance. Rumplestiltskin. Or the commercially constructed tales of Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox. A set of tales is listed at American Folkfore. Even Rip Van Winkle is characteristic of a folk tale.
Some tales are cumulative tales.
Folk tales slide into fairy tales and tall tales. There are plenty of models out there to work from, imitate, vary. Here's a collection in the public domain to draw from. And here's a collection closer to the originals as collected by the Grimms. Gruesome.
Beware of Disney: Disney versions tend to reduce the complexity. Earlier versions, circulated outside of mainstream media, tend to have more food for thought.
Folk- or fairy-tale: Whichever approach you take, your tale should have a stated moral at the end.
- No less than 3 minutes reading time.
- Use at least one image.
- Links optional but possible.
- Drafts on Medium with a link from your wiki name page by midnight Weds 15 Feb
- Class time on Thu 16 Feb to review and revise
- Finals published on Medium by midnight Sun 19 Feb