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Heart Mapping * We will use the heart maps we create for writing ideas. * We will use the map after each time we publish a story.
Prewriting Hatching new ideas. SOURCES OF INSPIRATION - How do I get ideas in the first place? magazines/newspapers/periodicals/CD-ROM media - radio, TV, internet experiences film - movies music visual art - observing or creating dreams memories discussion and brainstorming responding to literature role playing research imagination personal interest inventories class interest inventory
Prewriting TIPS - What ways can I prewrite? free writing journaling image streaming (transplant yourself to another place or time and describe from a first person point of view) lists visualization brainstorming - individually or as a group webbing/mapping/clustering graphic organizers topic or word chart
Writing Time to write. NOW THAT IT'S TIME TO WRITE... What do I do? Sloppy Copy Suggestions: * Name and date on top right hand corner of all pages * Number all your pages * One staple in the top left hand corner * Double space * Margin to margin * Single sided *WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! Don't stop once you start writing. Revising and editing come later. Just let the ideas flow. *HOLD IT! Before going to the next stage, make sure you have enough content to work with.
Revising Searching for things to fix. Revising is... making decisions about how you want to improve your writing looking at your writing from a different point of view picking places where your writing could be clearer, more interesting, more informative and more convincing. AddingWhat else does the reader need to know? RearrangingIs the information in the most logical and most effective order? Removing What extra details or unnecessary bits of information are in this piece of writing? Replacing What words or details could be replaced by clearer or stronger expressions? ARRR
Revising REVISING TIPS - Ask yourself these questions... Can you read it out loud fluently? Does every word make sense? Is the series of events logical? Do they relate? Is it clear what your main idea is throughout the piece of writing? Are vivid words used to describe characters and events? Is your train of thought clear? Do you use a variety of verbs (action words) throughout the piece? Are you using the same words and phrases over and over again? DON’T! Is there a catchy introduction? Does the conclusion leave the reader thinking? Do details support the topic of each paragraph? Are all the sentences complete thoughts? Is a vivid mental picture created in the reader's mind?
Editing Get out your fine tooth comb. Editing is... spelling capitalization punctuation (., ? ! ) grammar (How we talk.) sentence structure subject/verb agreement (2 parts to every sentence)
Editing What to do Use your dictionary. Does each sentence make sense when you read it alone? Have a friend read it.
Publishing Do the Done Dance! Give your finished product to the teacher and she will type it for you.
Now the fun begins!!! Take the Publishing Tub to your seat. Place the CAUTION CONES around your space. Begin illustrating and coloring your story, using the materials from the tub. Only publishing kids are allowed to TOUCH the box! Illustrate and color EVERY page.
Publishing Your cover Show the teacher your completed story. Choose a cover for your book. Add a title and your name as author and illustrator. Illustrate the cover (cut, draw, color). Be sure to put ALL materials back PERFECTLY! YOU ARE NOW A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!