2Heart Mapping * We will use the heart maps we create for writing ideas.the mapaftereach timewe publisha story.
3Prewriting Hatching new ideas. SOURCES OF INSPIRATION - How do I get ideas in the first place?magazines/newspapers/periodicals/CD-ROMmedia - radio, TV, internetexperiencesfilm - moviesmusicvisual art - observing or creatingdreamsmemoriesdiscussion and brainstormingresponding to literaturerole playingresearchimaginationpersonal interest inventoriesclass interest inventory
4Prewriting 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)listsvisualizationbrainstorming - individually or as a groupwebbing/mapping/clusteringgraphic organizerstopic or word chart
6Writing Time to write. Sloppy Copy Suggestions: 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.
7Revising Searching for things to fix. Revising is . . .making decisions about how you want to improve your writinglooking at your writing from a different point of viewpicking 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?RemovingWhat extra details or unnecessary bits of information are in this piece of writing?ReplacingWhat words or details could be replaced by clearer or stronger expressions?ARRR
8Revising 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?
9Editing Get out your fine tooth comb. Editing is . . .spellingcapitalizationpunctuation ( . , ? ! )grammar (How we talk.)sentence structuresubject/verb agreement (2 parts to every sentence)
10Editing What to do Use your dictionary. Does each sentence make sense when you read it alone?Have a friend read it.
11Publishing Do the Done Dance! Give your finished product to the teacher and she will type it for you.
12Now 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.
13Publishing 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!!!