Transition from grammar and mechanics to syntax to paragraphs
Unit Essential Question:
How can you correct any errors so that they do not distract the reader from your ideas?
Essential Skills or Concepts:
Editing the written assignment for clarity of subject, purpose, and effect
A. The teacher will review the homework study with students and have them demonstrate individual understanding through the following:
- Decide the means of discourse: exposition, narration, persuasion, description.
- Develop plot, conflict, and resolution for creative versions of the fairytales.
- Experiment with 1st and 3rd person, and then decide the best one for the story.
- Establish setting and characters.
- Use sensory detail.
- Use effective time/order transitions.
- Write with a variety of tones, moods, voices.
- Do not skip any steps of the pre-writing process.
- Be original. Add a twist. Create interest.
- Use dialogue if the student likes. Check pages 755 and 756 in the grammar text.
- Use only characters that suit the setting and action.
- Do not use names or situations that are derogatory or demeaning to others.
- Employ formal or informal style.
B. The teacher will work with the class as a whole and as individuals in proofreading and editing the first draft.
Students will complete "Closer Look at My Writing" and the worksheet on the following: voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions.
C. For homework, students will prepare the formal draft according to the teacher's directions.