You will be creating digital stories that will be posted here on YWP, but before you get to that point, you need to first share your thoughts as to what makes a good story!
So, for this exercise you are going to think of your own favorite book or a memorable story if you don't have a favorite. Use the memories of this book or story to help guide your thinking in answering these questions:
1. What are some elements that stick out in your memory...such as, but not limited to:
types of characters?
certain pieces of dialogue?
**And don't forget to elaborate by answering what made these elements stick out to you!
When you are done, write another paragraph that answers these questions:
1. When you find yourself "into" a particular story, what is it that makes you want to keep reading (in other words, what keeps you hooked?)
2. What sorts of details do you remember after you are finished reading a story?
This courtesy of Darcie Abbene, YWP Teacher Coach.
For today’s writing prompt we will be doing things a tad bit differently. Today we will be using the “Newsfeed” tab as a way to find inspiration to write and think. This is also a great way to practice persuasive writing, because your response will include your opinion.
Click on the “Newsfeed” link under the “My Classroom” heading on your left hand toolbar. Scroll through the New York Times recent articles and choose one that catches your eye. Read it. Be sure to open the news link in a new tab by right clicking on it and selecting “Open in new Tab”. This way you can read and write at the same time!
When you are finished reading the article, go back to the "Newsfeed" page on this YWP site and click on the small blue square that has the letter "b" in it. This will automatically create a new blog entry with a link to the article in your text box. Fill in your own title, select this class under classroom, and select the tag “Newsfeed 1”.
In the text box respond to what you read in two paragraphs.
Paragraph 1: Summarizes the main points of what you read.