Week of September 14

posted Sep 14, 2015, 12:26 PM by Shelly Krill   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 10:20 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
We spent a lot of time over the past two weeks brainstorming ideas that are worthy of a personal narrative. This week the writing begins. Students will be writing a memoir about a focused event in their life that tells a story about something or someone who had an impact on their lives. We will work on focusing the story, making the story engaging to the reader, developing a story with a conflict and climax, and using our best writing techniques to help the reader understand why this was significant for the writer and what the writer is thinking and feeling throughout the story.

Monday: Draft 1 of Memoir (handwritten)
Tuesday: Workshop Draft 1 looking for areas where the writer may have left out information
Wednesday: Grammar
Thursday: Workshop and Draft #2
Friday: Final Draft work time