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Kernel Essay #1&2--Memory Text Structure

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Kayla and Stephen Briseño

on 9 October 2014

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Choose one of the memories that you wrote down from your "quicklist" and put a star next to it.

This is what you are going to write about. Write a title for your story at the top.
1. Where were you?

Start with "I was..."
2. What Happened
First?

3. What
happened
next?
4. What
happened
last?
5. What did you learn?
OR How did you feel?

Start with "I learned that..."
OR "I felt..."
Kernel Essay
Open to your Idea Bank section
and add these to your chart:
A sad memory
A time that someone hurt you or YOU hurt someone
A time you lost
something important
FIll in each space with a personal experience
this is where you add a truism!!!
Kernel Essay Checklist
1. I have one complete sentence for each number.
2. My sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a period.
3. I wrote a truism in #5.
4. My truism goes with my experience.
Draw this table on a piece of paper. Label it "Idea Bank"
A time you were
surprised
An important
memory
A happy memory
Fill in each space
with a personal experience.
#2: in the next minute, tell what happened first in ONE SENTENCE.
#1: in the next minute, tell where you were when it happened in ONE SENTENCE.
Think about a time in
your life when this statement was true.
#3: in the next minute, tell what happened next in ONE SENTENCE.
#4: In the next minute, tell what happened last in ONE SENTENCE.
#5: in the last minute, finish with what you thought or learned after that last moment in ONE SENTENCE.
Find your stewie partner and share your kernel essay. remember to say "Thank You" when you are finished.
Life has all kinds of adventures.
Why a kernel essay?

A kernel essay is a quick and easy way to tell your story.
It helps you decide (quickly) if you have an interesting story that people want to read.
It also helps you keep your story organized.
Go sit with your Homer partner and share your kernel.
On a piece of paper, write your heading and...

Title it: Kernel Essay #2 16/9/11: "Life has all kinds of adventures"

Number the page 1-5, skipping 2 lines between each number.
Share your kernel essay with 3 different people.


Choose a
different
memory that you wrote down from your "quicklist" and put a happy face next to it.

This is what you are going to write about. Write a title for your story under "Kernel Essay #2".


Choose a
different
memory that you wrote down from your "quicklist" and put a cloud next to it.

This is what you are going to write about. Write a title for your story under "Kernel Essay #3".
1. Choose your BEST kernel essay.
2. Write your kernel essay on your flipbook like this:

Write ONE sentence on each flap.
Now it's time to add the details of your story.
We started small...
quicklist
kernel
essay
flip
book
rough
draft
final
draft
Write your name and the date on the top of the paper.

Number your paper 1-5:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Answer each of the following questions in one COMPLETE sentence next to each number.
Give your story a title and be proud because you written your FIRST story of the year!
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