Empowering Writers through the Interactive Notebook. By Jason Galvan & Alma Sanchez. Objectives & CPQ. Objective. CPQ. How can these strategies help in writing powerful compositions? (Narrative & Expository).
Empowering Writers through the Interactive Notebook
By Jason Galvan & Alma Sanchez
How can these strategies help in writing powerful compositions? (Narrative & Expository)
ELABORATIVE DETAIL-Story Critical Character, Setting, Object
SUSPENSE-or anticipation leading to the main event
THE MAIN EVENT-Show action in slow motion, frame by frame, stretch it out! Include description and main character’s thoughts and feelings?
Action leading to SOLUTION or problem or CONCLUSION
EXTENDED ENDING: Memory, Decision, Feeling, Wish
Types of beginnings…
What would you do?
What might you say or exclaim?
What would you wonder or worry?
What might you hear?
Feelings/thoughts: What were you wondering, worrying, feeling?
Action: What did you do? (Tell it in slow motion, S-T-R-E-T-C-H I-T O-U-T!)
Description: What did you see, hear, feel?
Dialogue/Exclamation: What did you say or exclaim?
Sound Effect: What did you hear?
I went for a ride on a roller coaster...
I went for a ride on a roller coaster. While standing in line waiting, I heard the screams coming from the air. I stepped up on my tippy toes and saw the cars looping on two large curlicue rails. I felt my stomach rise to the top of my throat because this would be my first attempt at riding a roller coaster. I now worried if I was going to make it through without vomiting. “Agh!”, my cousin had just pushed me and told me to stop holding up the line. I sat in the empty cart and heard the slam of the roller coaster restraint as the attendant pressed the button for lift off.
Step 1 & Step 2
Cancer sniffing dog
Cancer sniffing dog
How do we create broad, yet distinct, main ideas?
This requires you to use inductive reasoning: in this
case, going from particular to general, or related specific details to a broad main idea.
“…provide some interesting ‘sentence starters’ to build sentence variety and encourage author’s voice in the writing! Students need alternatives to what they’re comfortable with!”
Students recognize redundant sentence variety (the “broken record”) and learn how to “flip the sentence subject.”