Tuesday, December 13, 2011


We have been talking about the importance of dialogue in narrative pieces.  We are practicing adding meaningful dialogue in our own narratives.  Here is a place where you can practice writing dialogue and get feedback from your friends...

Some advice:
Use dialogue to
- move a story
- show character
- provide information
- show conflict

Make your dialogue
- realistic
- properly punctuated
 - concise
- purposeful

Give it a whirl...I can't wait to see what you create!

Vocabulary - Week 12

erroneous - adjective - Means containing an error  (synonym - correct)

mesmerize - verb - Means to fascinate  (synonym - entrance)

familiar - adjective - 1. well-known; easily recognized   2. knowing somethjing or someone well

jubilant - adjective - Means feeling or showing great joy  (synonym - ecstatic)

Let's see what sentences you can craft using these words!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wrting Invitation

We talked about "showing" our reader instead of simply "telling" our reader about characters, settings, and events.  Here are two prompts you are invited to respond to as you practice descriptive writing.

Remember to use powerful verbs, specific nouns, similies, "just right" adjectives, and most of all be creative, unique, and have fun!

1.  The kids were disrespectful to the teacher...

2.  The iguana got away...