On Wednesday: We began by going over the homework on showing vs. telling that was handed out last class.
Then, we worked to prepare for the Descriptive Writing Assignment due Friday (this was handed out last week). We looked at the following:
-Transitional words and phrases (handout attached)
-A short lesson on the following sentence types: simple, compound, and complex (examples attached)
-MLA formatting (handout attached)
Your homework from today's class is to finish up the Descriptive Writing Assignment due Friday.
On Friday: Students turned in the Descriptive Writing Assignment.
Next, we explored plot structure and dialogue formatting in preparation for your Personal Narrative assignment.
We looked at plot structure in the example of a short personal narrative. Students worked in groups to place the events of the short story onto a plot chart (handout and story attached).
We then looked at how to properly format dialogue (handout attached).
Lastly, I handed out the Personal Narrative assignment (Titled "Autobiographical Incident") (attached) as well as a narrative organizer (attached) to help plan some of your ideas before writing.
The rough draft of your Personal Narrative assignment is due next Friday (9/30).