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Writers Workshop

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Writers Workshop

  1. 1. Writer’s WOrkshop(1) - Skill(s): 1. Writing in third- person omniscient 2. Having a plot, subplot, characters, and conflict - Theme/Prompt: Imagine Guatemala City in the year 2050. Create a utopia in your story.
  2. 2. Writer’s WOrkshop (2) - Skill(s): 1. Change your style as a writer. - different vocabulary - sentence length - topic choice - humor - descriptions - dialogue - tone - Theme/Prompt: Think about an important event in your life, then write about it from the perspective of someone in your family, a friend, a teacher, or a character from a movie.
  3. 3. Writer’s Workshop (3) - Skill(s): 1. Pay attention to word choice. 2. Use stronger adjectives and verbs. - Theme/Prompt: Write about a time when you suffered emotionally or physically. Be descriptive and try to make the reader feel the pain or sadness that you felt.
  4. 4. Writer’s Workshop (4) - Skill(s): 1. Use prepositions correctly. 2. Use prepositional phrases at the beginning of sentences. - Theme/Prompt: Choose a type of animal, or inanimate object, and create a story from this perspective. Describe the setting, who do you “hang out” with, are there conflicts, etc.
  5. 5. Writer’s Workshop (5) - Skill(s): 1. Use prepositions correctly. 2. Use prepositional phrases at the beginning of sentences. - Theme/Prompt: Imagine you are a child growing up in Zona 3 in the city dump. Then, one day, a miracle happens, and you are whisked away to a new life and end up at CAG. **** DUE: Nov. 8th or 9th ****
  6. 6. Writer’s Workshop (6) - Skill(s): 1. Use dialogue in your story and use commas correctly. 2. Give each character a VOICE! - Theme/Prompt: Rewrite a scene or a chapter in The Giver. If you’ve finished the book, you can even rewrite the ending. **** DUE: Nov. 8th/9th ****
  7. 7. Writer’s Workshop (7) - Skill(s): 1. Use commas to vary your sentence length. 2. DIALOGUE!!! - Theme/Prompt: At this point you should not be starting a new story. Pick a story you’ve been working on, start revising it, editing it, and typing it. **** DUE: Nov. 8th/9th ****
  8. 8. Writer’s Workshop (8) - Skill(s): 1. Revise and edit. 2. Look for things you can add to your story, take out, alter, etc. - Theme/Prompt: At this point you should not be starting a new story. Pick a story you’ve been working on, start revising it, editing it, and typing it. **** DUE: Nov. 8th/9th ****
  9. 9. Poetry: 11-15 1. Use Figurative Language - Similes - Metaphors - Idioms - Personification Write a poem and begin every stanza with either “I feel...” or “I am not...” or “The world is...”
  10. 10. Poetry: 11-19 1. Use Figurative Language - Similes, metaphors, idioms, personification, hyperbole 2. Use Poetic Devices - Rhyme, rhythm, repetition, symbolism, alliteration Write poetry about your family, or a family member.
  11. 11. Poetry: 11-29 1. Write an ode, haiku, or free verse poem 2. Use Figurative Language 3. Use Poetic Devices Write poetry about your family, a single family member, or your future spouse or child.
  12. 12. Poetry: 12-07 1. Write a poem that rhymes. 2. Write it and perform it with a partner. Your poem should be about Christmas or The Outsiders.
  13. 13. Poetry: 1-04 1. Write a poem using alliteration. 2. Write a poem that compares and contrasts two or more objects. Compare yourself or someone you know to an animal, an object, or an aspect of nature.
  14. 14. Autobiographical: 1-24 1. Writing anecdotes 2. Elaborate on an idea Take what we’ve talked about in terms of hatred, and elaborate on it in your journal. Think of a specific incident where you’ve been the victim of hate, or hated someone else. Finally, did you learn anything from this?

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