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225 B TOC preview. Homework Center: Writing Skills. Writing Descriptive Settings. Setting is defined simply as the location of an event, andtime of an event.

Writing Descriptive Settings

Setting is where and when the story, narrative, or action occurs. Certain events that can logically happen in one location cannot happen in another. If your main character is hacking through the jungles of South America, it is not at all likely he/she will be mauled by a polar bear! It isn't going to happen, is it? And if your character is living in the 1700s, it is unwise to ask the reader to believe that a biplane lands in a nearby cornfield (unless you are writing a time travel story).

To create engaging and believabe setting, remember that establishing setting is a descriptive writing task. The same is true for your readers. Show, Don't Tell: A Whiteboard Writing Lesson. In this mini-lesson, whiteboard-ready writing samples help students spot the difference between telling or reporting information that holds the reader back and writing that involves the audience by showing what’s happening in stories.

Show, Don't Tell: A Whiteboard Writing Lesson

Exploring the question, "Does my writing show what's happening? ," students view short paragraphs on the interactive whiteboard and pick out examples of where an author uses sounds, thoughts, and feelings, as well as examples of where the writing is straight reporting. Download These Files Show, Don’t Tell #1Show, Don’t Tell #2 Directions. How to Write a Scary Story (with Examples) Steps Part 1 Developing the Premise <img alt="Image titled Write a Scary Story Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Make a list of your greatest fears.

How to Write a Scary Story (with Examples)

The premise of the story is the underlying idea that drives your story. It is the foundation for the characters’ motivations, the setting, and the action. [1] One of the best ways to come up with a premise for a scary story is to think about what scares you or revolts you the most. A 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by The Cure's song "10:15 on a Saturday Night" 6-Trait Overview for this Lesson: The focus trait for this lesson is idea development; after hearing the song and looking at the published model, students will be inspired to create their own memorable details to include in their own free verse poems.

a 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by The Cure's song "10:15 on a Saturday Night"

The support trait for this lesson is word choice; after identifying and learning the meaning of onomatopoeia, students will enjoy selecting just the right sounds in their poem to mimic the passing of time. Recipient of the NNWP's Excellent Writing Lesson Award: Figurative Language Review. I have been trying to write this post for two weeks now!

Figurative Language Review

Between home, school and a few new products I have been working on, I haven't had a spare second. Figurative Language Review. Teaching Metaphors and Similes: Make a Game of It. Mentor Text Lessons...inspired by Picture Books. How did this page of quality lessons come about?

Mentor Text Lessons...inspired by Picture Books

In 2005, WritingFix received a generous grant that helped begin the very popular lesson collection you will find on this page. The generous $25,000 AT&T Grant, acquired with the help of the Washoe Education Foundation, allowed us to design and host a very different kind of inservice class for 100 Northern Nevada teachers, and that inservice made possible this page.

Members of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Technology Team created and demonstrated eight brand new picture book lessons to the first 100 teachers who signed up; they then gave away 100 copies of each of the picture books so that class participants could teach any of the lessons back in their classrooms without needing to purchase the mentor text. WriteTraits. A 6-Trait Writing Lesson that uses Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett. Pongo Poetry Writing Activities. Instructions:Fill in the blanks at the bottom of the page to create your own poem.

Pongo Poetry Writing Activities

Once you are done, you will be able to print and email your poem. Everything in the box below can be changed. Feel free to add lines, remove lines, or change words to fit your purpose. Simply highlight and delete the blank lines and the suggestions in parentheses, as you go. Make sure you print or email your poem to yourself - Pongo doesn't save your work! Self Portraitby Sam (age 15) I am painting my self-portrait. Untitled. To help students, teachers, administrators, and parents learn what the expectations are for writers at grade 8, the site makes available sample or "anchor" papers that show varying levels of performance in each of the modes.


These papers may be used for teacher training, informational documents, scoring practice with students, other audiences, or for other uses. Directions: To view examples of student papers (with Adobe Acrobat Reader ), click on the "Student Sample" link. Untitled. Middle%20for%20class%20G.Org%20English%20I%20and%20II. Textual%20Evidence. Revision. Periodic Table of Storytelling. Task%206part2.pdf. Samples. Personal Narrative Genre: Sample Personal Narratives These personal narrative samples were all written by sixth grade students.


Student example personal narrative. Note: This is an essay I wrote for and submitted to the U.S.

student example personal narrative

Presidential Scholars Program. 10 Personal Writing Ideas. Stuck for an idea? Use the suggestions below to spark personal writing with help from New York Times features. Illustration by Jeffrey Fisher 1. If you’re preparing to write a traditional personal essay or creative nonfiction, you might try modeling your piece on a past installment of the Lives or Modern Love columns. 500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing. 500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing. Ms. Effie's LifeSavers for Teachers - Assignments. Here are some of my best assignments from 40 years of teaching. Contact me if you have questions or comments. (Email or Home Page.) You may also be interested in copies of the various Handouts available on another page. If you download or print anything from this site, please consider making at least a $5.00 donation through PayPal.

I can maintain and expand this website only with your help. If an activity uses the internet as a teaching resource, I have provided links, so please let me know if any links are incorrect. ASSIGNMENT – Personal Narrative Audio Essay (lower division) You will write an essay that is designed to be delivered via an audio recording rather than via text on the page or screen (although you will also turn in a text version). The essay will follow the general principles of essay composition, but it will also make use of some of the principles of audio composition, including the strategic use of sound effects and silence to establish a mood or theme, convey transitions, inspire certain feelings, and so on. Mrs. Rooney / Persuasive Writing. 8 Portrait Poems and Examples. Portrait Poem #1 from Art Belliveau Poetry deals with the emotions, just as music.

An autobiographical poem is personal—it reveals something about the person writing the poem. Unit Two: Memoir and Personal Essay - Gunn High School Creative Writing. We will practice strategies for accessing memories and generating ideas, explore a variety of story structures, practice the use of specific and sense detail, and further develop our abilities to write in scenes. Zubasenglish - Memoir Poem. Teachers: Write It. 28 Creative Writing Exercises and Prompts. Writing Activities. Recipe Metaphors for Writer's Notebooks! Write Source - Student Models.

The Holiday Zone: Christmas Writing Prompts and Story Starters.