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Thurs. Sept. 16 1. Dialogue mini-lesson 2. Review falling action & resolution 3. WRITE! HW - a copy of rough draft is due at the beggining of class tomorrow - you will need it for writing groups tomorrow
Now that you are finished with your attention getter, exposition, rising action, and climax, you can move on to the ending of your story. Remember, the falling action is the logical result of the climax. The moment of your climax was the turning point, so what did this moment change? What is the outcome of your climax? The resolution will be how your story wraps up. Has this horrific moment ruined your protagonist's life? Or are they stronger for having gone through it?
DIALOGUE REVIEW Dialogue - written conversation between two or more people Your story MUST contain dialogue! Dialogue ·reveals the speakers' personality ·keeps the action moving ·adds information ·makes a narrative come alive!
DIALOGUE HINTS ·make it realistic - does it sound like something someone would actually say? ·avoid flat dialogue - give it personality Flat - "I just heard that I was chosen for the debate team," I told my mom. Eager Personality - "This rocks! I made the debate team." Suspicious Personality - "How did this happen? I bombed my try-out."
PUNCTUATING DIALOGUE ·use commas to set off the speaker's exact words from the rest of the sentence "Writing time is special quiet time," Mrs. Loomer reminded us. ·if the speaker's words stand alone, the punctuation goes INSIDE the quotation marks "I sure can't wait to read all of your phobia narratives!" comma goes inside quotation marks punctuation goes inside quotation marks SPACING DIALOGUE ·you must begin a new paragraph each time the speaker changes "I really appreciate your willingness to take risks in your writing," Mrs. Loomer praised. "It will pay off both in your grades & in your development as a writer." "You know, I never thought I could write poetry or use similes like this," a precocious student reflected. "And the imagery in my story rocks! Just wait 'til you read it!" change speaker = new paragraph
FALLING ACTION EXAMPLE Remember how D'arcy's author let us know the outcome of the climax? "Well, I couldn't use the wool anyway after I was sick all over it." The author let's us know that the outcome of J's attempt to overcome his fear for the love of his life has failed. The result is that his phobia made him BARF! What is the result of your climax? Does your character survive? Doe your character overcome his/her fear or do they fail miserably?
RESOLUTION EXAMPLE D'arcy's resolution gives the story a finished feeling. We find out how much his failed attempt at beating his fear will affect his life. "It's all over now and I try not to obsess over what happened...as long as there isn't a textile mill moving into the neighborhood, everything is going to be ok." We are left feeling good about J's experience. He failed, yes, but he will survive. His life is not ruined. He still has a good friend and a hard working dad. He even lets us know "everything is going to be ok." What will happen to your protagonist? Is his/her life ruined or did the experience make them stronger? Or maybe it was just one of life's lessons? Only you can tell us!
The following pages are a review of a student's expo/ra/climax. I also added the falling action and resolution. You guys have been doing a wonderful job so far! In fact, your stories are better than mine! Next year I'm going to use your essays as examples and no one will ever have to see mine again! :) Keep up the good work, especially with the imagery and details!
FALLING ACTION example...from a student like you! What If? = What if I have a phobia of bugs and I came home from school and there is an exterminator parked outside? I woke up on the hard cold sidewalk. What happened? Did I just dream my house was infested with tiny little beasts? Crawling inside my house...my room...UGH! I opened my eyes and looked up. To my utter disappointment, that truck was still there. I closed my eyes and groaned. All of a sudden, my head hurt really bad. I laid there shaking as many thoughts raced through my head like a marathon. My rather toward me. She told me about how we will have to stay at my grandmother's house for a week! I thought, "Well, duh!I refuse to stay in a house where there are thousands (and still counting) blood sucking tiny parasites currently living." She kept on talking though. I really couldn't comprehend what she was saying. I was so worn out from that day that I didn't feel like listening. Then something clicked in my brain. "I wonder if that one bug that I saw this morning..." No, couldn't have done that, right? My mother then helped me up. "It's ok sweetie, it's only a week." We scampered off to the car and sped to my grandmother's house.
RESOLUTION example...from a student like you! What If? = What if I have a phobia of bugs and I came home from school and there is an exterminator parked outside? After spending a whole week at my grandmother's house, with none of my things, the exterminators finally cleaned our house up. I had a new found respect for those astronauts of the underground. Of course, I still had to scrub my room twice when I got home. Yes, twice. I just had to make sure there was not a single bug in my room. It smelled like a mixture of Mr. Clean and Clorox Bleach and gleamed in the sunlight of the early morning like dewy grass. I began sleeping with a net over my bed so that I couldn't get lice, or accidentally swallow a bug and become possessed by it. I really don't get why people call me paranoid now, but hopefully after I finish my therapy everything will beok and I will not be afraid of bugs anymore. Maybe.