9 Personal Narrative Prompt #1 endure: to suffer patiently (verb) Write a funny story (personal narrative) that tells how you endured a very boring day. Use a lot of exaggeration to make your story humorous. Write at least 3 paragraphs of 6-8 sentences.
11 DescriptivePaints a picture in the readers’ minds, and that the writer uses colorful language to tell what a person, place, thing, or idea is likeIncludes language that appeals to the five senses. (Sensory words.)“Shows” rather than tellsUses actions and dialogue as part of the description
12 Descriptive For descriptions of places, consider using spatial order. For descriptions of events, consider using chronological order.For descriptions of people, animals, or objects, consider using order of importance.
16 Valentine Write Prompt (Descriptive Essay) ideal: perfect; exists only within your imagination (adjective)Choose one of the following prompts and be sure to write in letter format. Use figurative language…specifically imagery (appeal to each of the five senses).
17 Descriptive Prompt #1Love may be years away for you, but you might already have a vague idea of what you’ll look for in an ideal mate. What do you imagine this person looks like? What kind of job will he/she have? Will he/she have to share your values and beliefs, or can you imagine being with someone quite different from you? Write a love letter to this ideal mate.
18 Descriptive Prompt #2Pretend to be an item from Box 1. Your ideal mate is an item from Box 2. Write a love letter from the point of view of your item from Box 1 to your mate from Box 2.Box 1Box 2Chocolate barglassTVpencilhot air balloonhot rodbutterflybasketballmarshmallowjuiceDVD playerPaperskychrome wheelsflowerhoop
20 ExpositoryExplains an event, concept, or idea using facts and examplesHas a major purpose presenting information about a subject.Tells what happened when (gives the facts) . . . Explains how to (gives directions) …Describes how to (makes idea clear)…Expository writing is usually based on what a writer already knows or has researched
21 Expository Examples Biographies Directions News stories Research reportsSummariesExpository essaysCompare/ContrastCause/Effect
25 Expository Prompt (Compare/Contrast) extravagant: excessively expensive (adjective)futile: worthless; useless (adjective)Think about the most extravagant gift you’ve ever received and the most futile gift you’ve ever received. Compare and contrast these two gifts.Use a Venn Diagram to get your thoughts organized.
26 Compare/Contrast Format Paragraph 1 – Attention Getter & statement of the two giftsParagraph 2 – Describe each giftParagraph 3 – Compare the two gifts; why was the one your most extravagant and the other your most futile?Paragraph 4 – Offer a summary stating your feelings toward the gifts? End with a plea for more extravagant gifts.
32 Persuasive Prompt #1 (Stating a Position) flatter: to praise too much and without meaning (verb)Your teachers are thinking about assigning a week’s worth of homework over your long break, because they just don’t want you to forget what you’ve learned so far this year.
33 Persuasive Prompt #1 (cont.) Write a persuasive letter to convince them to not give you the homework assignments (Hint: Use strong arguments against assigning the work and use lots of flattery as well).Refer to p in your Literature book for help.
34 Persuasive Prompt #2 (Problem/Solution) mediate: to work with opposing sides to settle or resolve a disagreement (verb)Imagine that you’re the parent of three children. You’ve given them an Xbox 360 (Future Edition) for Christmas. They can’t seem to agree on what games to play. As their parent you are the mediator. Instead of simply taking the games away or punishing the children, you must help them to settle the argument.
35 Persuasive Prompt #2 (cont.) Follow the format below to create a problem/solution essay that helps them to solve this conflict.For help, refer to p in your Literature Book.Paragraph 1 – Identify the problemParagraph 2 – Offer possible solutionsParagraph 3 – Anticipate objectionsParagraph 4 – Offer a summary of what you recommend