Most students have determined the idea for their imaginative narrative (story). I provided a graphic organizer in class, which some of you claimed stifles your writing, so you have a choice: plan your piece using the graphic organizer before you compose; or fill it in when you complete your first draft. Either way, eventually you must fill in the graphic organizer. If you are working on this during the break, remember to include the following story elements: setting, characters, dialogue, plot line, conflict, climax, and resolution.
The Preposition Place Poster is due right after our break, Monday, November 29. Here’s a summary of the assignment: Create a setting such as a basketball court or vegetable garden; then establish an item or object to move through your setting (a basketball is the obvious item on a basketball court, and a snail might be a good choice in the vegetable garden; as your object moves around the setting you must show its route, and each time it encounters something, write a sentence that includes a prepositional phrase (i.e. The basketball swished through the net, or The snail nibbled around the parsley.)
Select your words intentionally, similar to the examples I shared that Jill wrote. All text must be black line; in fact, many students said they were going to type them, cut them out, and glue them onto the poster.
I hope you all enjoy Truman Capote’s “A Thanksgiving Visitor” because it is a tremendous story by a noteworthy American writer. Although, it is a long short story and not the easiest read, you will be a more impressively literate person when you’re finished!
Refer to the salmon-colored sheet given out in class that lists the variety of ways to respond to the five excerpts you select. Also, fill in examples of the literary terms as you read.
This is so good for you!
The five double entry responses and literary terms’ examples are due on Monday, November 29.