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Copy of Writing an Imaginative Story

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Kelly Torres

on 20 September 2013

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Writing an Imaginative Story

We will learn how to map our imaginative story to characters, setting, main events, theme, and conflict
Product: I will complete my map of my imagination story using two examples of compound sentences.
9/18/13Warm-up: Walk in quietly, get your English binder, and start on your warm-up immediately. Do NOT wait for Ms. Torres to get the class started. Thank you. :)
Why is it important to map out a story before writing the first draft?
(Brainstorming: We did this yesterday by going over character sketch, Setting, and event planning)
Why do writers do this?
Write 2-3 sentences over this warm-up. I'd like to hear your responses after the warm-up.
FANBOYS REVIEW----handouts
Patrick does not like to go to school.
Ms. Porter
8th ELA

5 min share out
Simple sentences, independent clauses,compound sentences oh my!
Simple sentences/Independent Clause
Compound Sentence using FANBOYS
Patrick hates school
, so

he makes fun of his teachers.
Fanboy Review
For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
Describe one reason a writer maps out a story before writing the rough draft.
Review Story Elements for Imaginative Stories Mapping
***you must include two examples of FANBOYS--using compound sentences in your writing****
Complex Sentences
see handout
You must....
-Grab your reader's attention from the very beginning of the story.
-We introduce characters and setting by showing not telling. If you story starts off by saying, " I'm going to tell you about my character Cindy who gets stuck on a deserted Island," then you have not grabbed your reader's attention. SHOW don't TELL.
An interesting introduction that introduces the conflict
I had always liked to live in the “fast lane.” I drove fast, ate fast, walked fast, and talked fast. Never thinking I would ever slow down. Old people that slowed me down made me mad. They walked slow, ate slow, and drove slow…I would get so upset! My teachers, friends, and family always told me that I needed to learn to slow down and enjoy life because one day, I too, would be old. “Yeah right,” I thought, nothing’s going to slow me down. Then, one day I was driving fast & almost ran into a little old lady. She had little beady eyes that stared deep into my eyes…she just gave me the chills. I beeped my horn for her to get out of my way, but she slowly moved around the side of my car to my open driver’s window. Softly and slowly she spoke these words, “You must learn to watch as you go…and learn to take things slow…because you never, never know how quickly you might grow.” I thought she was just a crazy old lady. I hurried off, screeching my tyres as I drove away.

Forgetting about what she said, I went to bed that night planning what adventures I’d do the next day. But, the next morning I woke up and could hardly move…then I looked in the mirror and to my horror, staring back was an old, old man. What had happened? What was going on? Who was this person starring back at me? Then, I thought about what the little old lady had said...

Rough draft: We are
talking during the writing process.

Those of you that are still working on the planning page, make sure that you get me to check it before you begin the rough draft.

Keep this in mind for your rough draft.....
-Use your event planning page to write your rough draft
-Skip lines
-Indent paragraphs

Things to do when you finish the rough draft:
-Read a book (If you don't have a book, raise your hand and ask permission to get one off of my shelf.
Warm-up: Walk in
, get your
English binder
, and start on your warm-up immediately. Do
wait for Ms. Torres to get the class started. Thank you. :)
Warm Up (Identify the elements of plot.)

_____ 1. rising action
a. builds with the inciting incident and ends
just before the climax
_____ 2. falling action
b. characters, setting, and situation introduced
_____ 3. climax
c. the events after the climax
_____ 4. resolution
e. the turning point of the story
(the main character will change in some way.)
_____ 5. exposition
f. the story comes to a conclusion
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