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Personal Choice Reading Get out your Personal Choice Reading (PCR) book and start in. We’ll have 15-20 minutes to read today. Get out your Personal Choice.

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1 Personal Choice Reading Get out your Personal Choice Reading (PCR) book and start in. We’ll have minutes to read today. Get out your Personal Choice Reading (PCR) book and start in. We’ll have minutes to read today. Remember, reading your book shouldn’t feel like a chore. If you are not liking it, find a new book. Remember, reading your book shouldn’t feel like a chore. If you are not liking it, find a new book. While you can read a newspaper or magazine during reading time, it does not count toward your reading goal. While you can read a newspaper or magazine during reading time, it does not count toward your reading goal. I will not allow you to be a distraction to others’ reading time I will not allow you to be a distraction to others’ reading time

2 Did anyone finish a book since last class?

3 Our Creative Writing Project Our goal: Write a strong, creative IMAGINITIVE short story (our 2nd standard in this class). Our goal: Write a strong, creative IMAGINITIVE short story (our 2nd standard in this class). At least 1 ½ pages long (no maximum length) At least 1 ½ pages long (no maximum length) Clearly shows the SOMEBODY-WANTED-BUT- SO structure Clearly shows the SOMEBODY-WANTED-BUT- SO structure

4 STEP ONE: GENERATE STORY IDEAS GENERATE STORY IDEAS We did this by brainstorming 4 different SWBS stories and choosing the one we most wanted to write about We did this by brainstorming 4 different SWBS stories and choosing the one we most wanted to write about If you haven’t yet done this, generate at least 1 SWBS that you want to write about and move on… If you haven’t yet done this, generate at least 1 SWBS that you want to write about and move on…

5 STEP TWO: Write a substantial paragraph ( ½ page or more) about each step of your SWBS Write a substantial paragraph ( ½ page or more) about each step of your SWBS SOMEBODY—Name, age, gender, history, family, location, appearance SOMEBODY—Name, age, gender, history, family, location, appearance WANTED – What do they want? What caused them to want it? How are they trying to get it? WANTED – What do they want? What caused them to want it? How are they trying to get it? BUT—What is stopping them? Themselves? Somebody else? Some thing else? BUT—What is stopping them? Themselves? Somebody else? Some thing else? SO—How do they get past the obstacle? This must be interesting. Not “they worked hard and did it.” SO—How do they get past the obstacle? This must be interesting. Not “they worked hard and did it.” These four paragraphs are your rough draft and will be graded as part of your final. These four paragraphs are your rough draft and will be graded as part of your final.

6 STEP THREE: Turn your rough draft into a final draft which will be graded on… Turn your rough draft into a final draft which will be graded on… Story Structure—SWBS ) Story Structure—SWBS ) Originality—It’s your story, not a slightly changed version of someone else’s Originality—It’s your story, not a slightly changed version of someone else’s Attention to Audience—would anyone else want to read this? Is it interesting? Does it make sense? Could it be a “real book”? Attention to Audience—would anyone else want to read this? Is it interesting? Does it make sense? Could it be a “real book”? Conventions – Are words spelled right? Are sentences punctuated correctly? Are sentences complete? Conventions – Are words spelled right? Are sentences punctuated correctly? Are sentences complete?


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