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How Do You Become A Better Writer

I used this presentation in 5th Grade. It can be modified for any grade.

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How Do You Become A Better Writer

  1. 1. How do you become a better writer? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, and MORE PRACTICE!!!!!
  2. 2. 6 Traits of Writing <ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Word Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Personality (Voice) </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Conventions (Grammar) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is wrong with this paragraph? <ul><li>I went to a party last week. At the party I talked to one person. Also, I had some cake and milk. We played some video games. The birthday boy opened up his presents. He received a robot. He was very happy. We went swimming and then did some karaoke. At the end of the party, my parents picked me up. I went home. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>How do we make it better? </li></ul>Take 5 minutes to create a more interesting paragraph Do not forget to use correct punctuation.
  5. 5. REMEMBER!!!! Think about the following to HOOK and keep the reader interested. <ul><li>Why, What, Where, Who, When, and How? </li></ul><ul><li>Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell, and Taste. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who has an idea on how to make the paragraph sound more interesting?
  7. 7. HOMEWORK!! <ul><li>I would like each of you to write an essay on any event you recently attended or a place you visited. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not forget an introduction, body, and conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not forget to add your own voice (I know you all have your own voices) and draw the reader in. BE CREATIVE!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>3-4 sentences per paragraph. </li></ul>

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  • sabretooth

    Mar. 9, 2015

I used this presentation in 5th Grade. It can be modified for any grade.


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