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Busy teaching in the middle school, she asks her pupils, “Doesn’t it seem like you’re living in a dream world?” In groups, she has students create their own unusual, creative stories to discuss issues they encounter in their everyday lives. They finalize a presentation to persuade a movie or video game producer to make their written narrative into the next blockbuster film or game at the conclusion of the project.