Welcome to Writing Lab!Over the course of the marking period, you will explore the genre of fiction. You will do this by reading a variety of fiction short stories, and analyze character development, author's purpose, and story structure. The final product of our time together will be your own, original short story!"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. "
- Maya AngelouFor writing lab's syllabus, click on the link below:Class Resources (documents, notes, etc.)Introduction to Narrative Notes (in class notes about the narrative, both fiction and nonfiction narrative elements)Characterization Notes and 8 Ways to Reveal Character Notes (in class notes about characterization and the 8 ways to reveal character)Instagram Character Project Explanation (requirements for the Writagram project)Instagram Template (blank template for the Writagram project. You may use this, or create one on your own)Writagram Project Rubric (rubric for the project)Motivating Characters Process (the process that shows the connection between motivation and goals)Six Distinctions of Character Motivation and Goals Notes (in class notes about character motivation and goals)Elements of Plot Notes (in class notes on the elements of plot)Character Change Lesson (Google Slides presentation for character change)Before and After Character Change Project Explanation (directions and explanation for character change project)Before and After Character Change Project Rubric (use rubric to see how it will be graded)"A Bad Road for Cats" (PDF version of the story to analyze character change)Character's World (in-class notes about character's world development)Rules for Punctuating Dialogue Notes (Word document of in-class notes and discussion)Formatting Dialogue Quiz Format (Word document of the format for the dialogue quiz)Examples of Dialogue in Literature (Google doc- make a copy of it and save to your notes!)Final Narrative Rubric (rubric for the final narrative, including the additional parts needed for the story)Word Choice Movie Trailer Project (rubric and criteria for the final word choice movie trailer based on your short story)A Horseman in the Sky (pdf version of the historical fiction short story)For your "Fiction Short Story Genre" Google slides presentation, answer the following when analyzing each short story:
Writing Lab Reflection (Google form reflection- please give your honest feedback!)April 22, 2016 Lesson:1. Working in your genre study Google slides presentation, you will read the science fiction short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury.2. You may partner read for this activity- choose wisely!3. Annotate for elements that illustrate science fiction.4. When you are done, create a slide underneath the science fiction notes in the presentation and write direct text evidence that shows science fiction. Explain how it shows science fiction.5. If you finish before the class is over, you will free-write to the following prompt:Picture yourself in 20 years: what are you doing? What is your life like? Write a story about the moments in life that have led you to that point.All work will be checked on Monday.If you do not finish the story and notes, you must finish it for homework on Monday.
- Summarize the short story
- Give specific examples from the story of how it illustrates the genre being studied.
- Why/how do these examples from the text illustrate the genre being analyzed?