Literature & Composition

Welcome back!  I hope you all had a restful, relaxing, and fun holiday break.

This week we will analyze short stories and fables for the elements of plot that students are familiar with as readers… now we will be looking at these with the eyes of writers!   Students will develop their own narratives, real or imagined, by understanding the components of a story sequence and applying it to their own ideas for writing.  As we work on our stories, we will also review good writing techniques, such as word choice and varied sentence structures, as well as dialogue and thought shots (showing what a character is thinking).

A look ahead…

Narrative outlines and 1st drafts will be due Monday, January 11th.