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1 AC LA W EEK SEVEN Mrs. Mahre The Fictional Narrative

2 AGENDA All pinnacle grades are UP TO DATE. Fictional Narrative Post-test on Oct 5 th. DGP- Week 7 Writing Workshop: This week you will complete the first draft of your fictional narrative….self-edit by Friday,10-1. TURN IN your alternative HOOK!!!! 9/29. By Friday, 10/1, everyone needs to have a COMPLETED and EDITED first draft by Mon. 10/4.

3 P OST -T EST Review the Fictional Narrative vocabulary. Test will be similar to the pre-test, applying fictional vocabulary elements to a short story. There will be also be inferencing questions and a few grammar questions.

4 S ELF - EDIT YOUR N ARRATIVE : Underline your brushstrokes and identify the name of that brushstroke under that line. Add or edit if you must. 5 minimum Appositive Adjective Out of Order Participle Absolute Action Verb Sensory Detail: Underline and identify three passages using sensory detail.

5 S ELF - EDIT YOUR PAPER : Proofread for complete yet varied sentences: Three compound sentences- labeled Three complex sentences-labeled Proofread for dialogue with interesting expressions. Underline five lines of dialogue in your story. Check that you have used varied expressions and descriptions of the speaker.

6 C OMPLEX VS C OMPOUND : C OPY THESE SENTENCES – UNDERLINE ALL SUBJECT / VERBS. Compound has two independent clauses. EX: Bethany walked to the store, so I asked her to pick up a gallon of milk. Complex : has one independent clause and one dependent clause. EX: When Bethany walked to the store, I asked her to buy a gallon of ice cream. EX: Bethany walked to the store after I asked her to buy a gallon of milk.

7 S UBORDINATING C ONJUNCTIONS : W ORDS THAT USUALLY BEGIN A DEPENDENT CLAUSE afterwhen althoughbefore asuntil unlesswhile Sincebecause thatthough Ifwhether where

8 S ELF -E DIT CHECKLIST Underline and label or ADD these elements: Five brushstrokes: action verb, participle, absolute, adjectives out of order, appositive. Three SD or Sensory Details Three compound sentences Three complex sentences Five lines of dialogue Proofread for commas and punctuation. YOU ARE FININSHED!!!!!

9 E VALUATION OF N ARRATIVE : 10/1 You will earn a PROCESS GRADE as follows: Pre-write Alternative Hook First Draft Self-Edit completed Final Copy well proofed You will earn a quality grade: Strong Meets 100- 90, Meets89-80, or Does Not Meet 79-50.

10 DGP Capitalization, Punctuation and Conjugation [we visited seattle washington on our vacation] REGULAR Present Past Future PERFECT Present Perfect Past Perfect Future Perfect

11 DGP- C ONJUGATION Which tense uses a helping verb?? What are those helping verbs? What is a linking verb? Use this DGP sentence to write an example of a separate sentence with an action verb, a helping verb, a linking verb

12 T HREE TYPES OF VERBS Your friends left their skateboards at my house. Your friends have left their skateboards at my house. Your friends are forgetful. Linking verbs link the subject to a PN or a PA Harold Syntax= predicate nominative predicate adjective Present-Am, is, are Past-Was, were Future-Will be

13 C LAUSE, TYPE, PURPOSE we visited seattle washington on our vacation

14 C REATE A NEW BEGINNING : HOOK 9/29 Read the three examples OUT LOUD. Write a NEW HOOK for your story, even if you think yours is OK-good. Dialogue Lead Descriptive Lead Action Lead When your table has finished, share the new hooks one at a time outloud. Which one do you like better NOW? You turn in both first draft and NEW HOOK with your process piece.

15 P RE - WRITE F ICTIONAL N ARRATIVE Write three story starter ideas on the back of your rubric. Complete the characterization of 3 characters. Protagonist= person the story was written about. Antagonist= person/element causing conflict in the story. The third character is author’s choice.

16 C HARACTERIZATION D IALOGUE T HOUGHTS Adelweiss“Who were these people, and why did Voter act the way he did?” wondered Adelweiss. Questions popped into my mind. Scurrying to a safer place. Black-booted men“Heil-Hitler” shouted the Black-booted men. One large man remarked, “You must, under orders of the Fruhler…” Raised his arm up a diagonal line…. Wood-crashing, blood curdling scream…..

17 C HANGE P ASSIVE TO ACTIVE VOICE: Change expressions(said) and passive “to be” verbs to action words. Circle all the “to be” verbs on one of your pages. (is, are, am, was, were, will be, has, have, had, get, got, did, said) REPLACE all circled words. Ex: Hitler was telling people about how all Jews were to be sent to concentration camps. Hitler informed his crowd of soldiers that the important but difficult job required removal of all Jewish residents, so as to cleanse the future of Germany. Hitler’s agent, the black-booted guard, screamed, “Never mind your bag, woman; get into that boxcar, now, before I shoot your husband.”

18 A CTIVE VOICE : Ex: I didn’t look, but I knew we were surrounded. Obstructed view, and low light blocked my sight, but I felt the dark, inhuman enemy surrounding Anna, Brett and me. It was a Tuesday afternoon, and I had just gotten out of school. On Tuesday, school dismissed at 4:35.

19 A CTIVE V OICE : EX: The dark cold night in the city of New York lay quiet. Descriptive action. As soon as they struggled to see the mysterious creature, they all ran away screaming and crying. Action verbs. The streets were abandoned and the lights were off at every apartment. Passive voice. Although we walked on a city street, all windows reflected darkness and every street lay abandoned. Sensory details.

20 “ She found something,” Rick yelled at the waiting soldiers. I knew my mother couldn’t take care of us; we were on our own. (We were definitely abandoned.) EX: It was a cold dark night in London town. A cold, dark night fell over London town.

21 C ORNELL N OTES : D IALOGUE How does dialogue help develop my story? How do I punctuate dialogue? What are the two main parts of dialogue? Now, create a short dialogue, 3-4 lines, then: Create a Cornell Notes Sheet.


23 C RAFT A DIALOGUE Work in your table group. Decide on a dialect/ education level for an informal character. Now select a formal character. Create a 4-5 line dialogue between one formal and one informal speaker. Remember to give us a short exposition before the dialogue. Use all three types of EXPRESSIONS

24 DGP T ABLE T UTORIAL POS your friends left their skateboards at my house Sentence Parts Write Perfect Tenses on back!!!

25 DGP T ABLE T UTORIAL Work together as a table group. Who feels confident about the process? Why? Choose the least confident to be the recorder. Write at least three questions about the process/sentence.

26 G ALLERY W ALK Each table group will have a question. Students will discuss the elements of the question. Students will write examples, elements, and ideas or further questions on the poster. Use your table group color.

27 G ALLERY W ALK Q UESTIONS 1. How will I engage the reader with my fictional narrative? 2.What are the steps of the writing process? 3. How can I make my introduction more interesting? 4. How will I create an organized structure, and what might it look like? 5. What kinds of figurative language or writing elements will I apply to my story? 6. What strategies can I use to develop tone? Give an example or three. 7. What kinds of words or usage would be considered “DEAD WORDS”?

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