I can write a story using sensory details.
Today we worked on describing things using the 5 senses. Describe each of the pictures in the PowerPoint below using one of the 5 senses.
Next, write a short story using sensory details. Don't forget to avoid wordiness!
I can make personal connections to The Giver.
Today we did something called Job Day. You can't make up the exact activity, so read chapters 10-11 of the novel and do the worksheet below.
I can present appropriately for a situation.
I can define and identify euphemisms.
Here are a few of the songs that were presented and analyzed today:
In case you forgot or lost your copy, here are the requirements for the presentations.
Today we talked about euphemisms. Basically a euphemism is a nice way to say something. For example, "passed away" instead of "died."
In The Giver Jonas' community says they value precision of language (as we learned in chapter 7 with "snack" and "smack"). However, they seem to use a lot of euphemisms. (As in the first Caleb was "lost" rather than "died" or "drowned.")
Read chapters 8 and 9 of The Giver and then complete the worksheet below.
I can write using sensory details.
Intro to Creative Writing- Brainstorming
Today we are working on coming up with story ideas and getting rid of the extra fluff. They say you should write about what you know, so we thought of 6 possible life events that we could write about. Below you will see the worksheet that we did. Fill it out to think about events you may want to write about.
Now don't you fret, not everything you write has to be a true story. It does however need to be well written.
Avoiding Wordiness in Writing
In class we wrote text message length stories. Texts only have 160 characters, so you have to focus on the most important events. Look at the PowerPoint below and then write your own very short story. Bring your story to me when you get back and I will check it off.
Term 3 Dead Day is Friday, March 2, 2018.
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