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  1. How to books Lesson 1

  2. Housekeeping • Reminders • Bring back pictures • Bring back Farm America permission slips • Today’s Events • Agricultural Engineer Cory Ziegler today at 11:00 in Cedar River FTLA • Upcoming Events • Book Fair: May 12-16 • Button’s Class Nature Center: May 14 • Irvin’s Class Nature Center: May 15 • EiE Morning: May 15 • Band / Orchestra Concert: May 19 • YAYA: May 20 (Mr. Button gone) • Farm America Trip: May 21 • Music Concert: May 23

  3. Visit from agricultural engineer • Today we’re going to hear from an agricultural engineer who works in Austin. • What is an agricultural engineer? • Expectations: • Listen respectfully • Be ready to listen as soon as he’s ready (you can chat with a neighbor with a level 2 voice until then). • Brainstorm questions. • Take a piece of paper. Write down three questions that you have for Cory. You may have time to ask these questions later.

  4. Review • We’ve been talking about EiE this week. • We read a play about Integrated Pest Management yesterday. • What is IPM? • Think, Pair, Share

  5. Today… • Today we’re switching gears… • Let’s take another break from history and doa little bit more writing. • Today we’ll start to make “How To” books.

  6. Objectives • The learner will listen to and brainstorm more topics about which he can write a How To book. The learner will write his first How To book today. • I will learn what a How To book is, and listen as an example is read to me. I will hear some possible topics for my own How To book and maybe brainstorm my own. I will write my first How To book today.

  7. How to books – the basics • How To books teach the reader how to do something. You’ll be writing many How To books this week. • It’s a good idea to write a How To book about something with which you’re already familiar. • Example: I would write the book How to be a Good Teacher • I would NOT write the book How to Pick out the Perfect’s Bridesmaids Dress • Here’s an example that was written by a FOURTH GRADER.

  8. Find a topic • Here are some possible How To topics about which you could write: • How to… • Be a good friend • Get to school safely • Use the Holton cafeteria • Have the perfect Saturday • Take notes in class • Shoot a slap shot • Do back tuck • Groom a dog • Raise chickens • Draw a cartoon

  9. The writing process • Start with SIMPLE TIPS that you have. • My example: How to Be a Movie Star • SIMPLE Tips: (these tips are pretty general…we’ll explain them later) • Work hard • Take care of yourself; be healthy • Stay away from bad roles • Befriend other movie stars • Remember your roots • Learn different accents

  10. The writing Process • Next, you’ll turn each of these simple tips into a page of text by explaining what you mean… • Stay Away From Bad Roles • We’ve all heard it. Those infamous words: “that role will ruin her career.” There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to being a movie star. Your fans expect a lot from you, your agent expects a lot from you, HOLLYWOOD expects a lot from you. When you begin to feel yourself rising in stardom, you have permission to begin being a little more selective in your roles. You don’t have to say ‘yes’ to the role of “girl on street” or “dead body #4.” Instead, demand that your character have at least a name. Now, no one can predict a box office flop. In fact, if producers were able to tell that their movie was going to bite the big one, it might actually save a lot of time and money. But let me give you a little piece of advice: stay away from any script that involves vampires, aliens, or extended time on a plane. Trust me. No one has ever broken into Hollywood because of a riveting performance as a scare flight attendant or teenaged girl in a vampire/werewolf love triangle.

  11. The writing process • Continue to add more detail to each of your Simple Tips until you have a full-fledged book. • If it’s hard for you to write more detail, STOP WHINING and choose a different topic. Clearly you didn’t choose something that you knew enough about.

  12. Your turn • Here are the steps to follow for writing a How To book. • Brainstorm possible topics • Write the Simple Tips First • Explain each of your simple steps in paragraph form. • Repeat with a new How To book

  13. Objectives • The learner will listen to and brainstorm more topics about which he can write a How To book. The learner will write his first How To book today. • I will learn what a How To book is, and listen as an example is read to me. I will hear some possible topics for my own How To book and maybe brainstorm my own. I will write my first How To book today.