Presentation on theme: "Marko’s Writing Tools. Organization Create a prewriting list of events in chronological order (the order in which events happened). Include a clear beginning."— Presentation transcript:
Organization Create a prewriting list of events in chronological order (the order in which events happened). Include a clear beginning in which you identify the characters, setting, and main idea of the story. Provide details of the story in the middle. Offer a conclusion to the narrative in the end.
Hook Get your reader’s attention through Action A word picture describing the setting Dialogue An interesting question or fact
Transitions Make sure your sentences flow together (making “tasty” sentences). For examples, visit www.MarkoThePencil.com www.MarkoThePencil.com
Colorful Words Paint a picture by Using the five senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell (imagery) Using a thesaurus to add vivid verbs and adjectives (Make sure you know what the words mean.) Cutting out slang, foul language, abbreviations, and “R.I.P.” words (cuz, good, bad, w/ …)
A non-human thing is given human qualities. Personification
Dialogue Use dialogue to make your characters come alive. Make sure that you start a new line for each new character speaking. Use words other than said to help your reader hear the true voice of your character.
Simile & Metaphor Simile – a comparison (of two unlike things) using like or as. Metaphor – comparison (of two unlike things) without using like or as.
Lasting Impression Include an ending that leaves your reader satisfied. Reflect on what has happened to you. Suggest something for the reader to think about or do. End with a creative description. Repeat your main point. Give a “so what”. Why is this story/essay important?
Editing and Proofing Read your paper for stylistic changes. Are the words and sentences varied? Check your paper for formatting, spelling, punctuation, and grammar issues. Do your pronouns have clear antecedents? For a full checklist, visit www.MarkoThePencil.comwww.MarkoThePencil.com