Setting, Mood, and Imagery Skills Test English I Unit 3 November 2010
Directions: • You need 2 sheets of notebook paper. • Put your heading on it. • Title: Memorable Memories • Number your paper 1 – 4. • Skip every other line.
Memorable Memories • You have experienced many memorable moments in your life – moments you remember for different reasons - some good, some bad, some sad, some funny, etc. • In a few words – just a sentence or phrase – you will write down 4 specific memorable moments. Wait for me to tell you what “kind” of memory to write down on your paper. • Ready . . .?
Memorable Memories • Your most embarrassing moment • A memorable birthday or holiday celebration • A memorable moment at school • Your proudest moment – a time when you were really proud of yourself or someone else was really proud of you
Which memory do you think would make the BEST story? • Think about each of the memories you listed. • If you had to describe these memories to someone else, which memory would make the BEST story. • Choose one by circling it. • You are going to write a story about the memory you choose.
The focus for your story . . . • Develop a clear setting by describing where you were during this memorable moment. • Remember how important setting details are for your reader. (Time & Place) Be descriptive. • Demonstrate your ability to use imagery in your writing. Think about and appeal to your reader’s 5 senses as you write your story. • Think about the feeling and atmosphere you want to create for your reader – develop a clear mood.
How will your story be graded? • Your grade will be determined by how well you demonstrate your understanding of setting, mood, and imagery. • Have you created a clear setting? • Have you included setting details? • Have you incorporated imagery by appealing to the reader’s 5 senses? • Have you described your memory so well that I can see what you see, hear what you hear, feel what you feel, etc.? • Is the mood of your story clear?