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Writing - Reading Street

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https://staff.rockwood.k12.mo.us/kerenselizabeth/compact/Documents/SaidisDeadlist%5B1%5D%5B1%5D.pdf - Said Is Dead - Verbs to Substitute for Said

 

Unit 1 - Week 1 - Personal Narrative

A Personal Narrative focuses on an event or series of events in the writer's life. Personal Narratives are written in the first-person point of view, using the Pronoun I.

A well-written Personal Narrative uses precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, sensory language that capture's readers' attention by showing, rather than only telling about, the writer's experience.

 

Key Features of a Personal Narrative

 

- introduces the narrator, who uses the first-person point of view ("I")

- engages the reader by establishing context for a real event from the writer's life

-organizes an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically

-uses relevant descriptive details as well as sensory language and precise words

 

Prompt:

In Old Yeller, Travis tells a story about his younger brother, Arliss.  Think about something important, funny, or exciting that happened to you when you were younger. Now write a personal narrative about that experience.

 

Research:

What types of jobs do dogs do?  Explain in detail in 2 paragraphs. 

 

Unit 1 - Week 2 - Mother Fletcher's Gift

 

Thank You Letter - Key Features

 

Begins with a greeting

Expresses Thanks

Includes personal details

Ends with a closing

 

Unit 1 - Week 3 - Viva New Jersey

 

Poem

 

Poems may use sound patterns, such as assonance (when words contain the same vowel sound), or alliteration )2 or more words begin with the same sound)

 

Poems use descriptive details, sensory language, poetic techniques, graphic elements (line length variation)

 

Unit 1 - Week 4 - Saving the Rain Forest

 

Problem - Solution Essay - describes a problem, then suggests a solution. The writer tries to persuade readers to accept the proposed solution and supports his or her ideas with facts & evidence.

 

 

Unit 1 - Week 5 - Hachiko

 

Journal Entries 

Inquiry Questions

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