Thanksgiving Writing Piece; Of Mice and Men

18 Nov

Quick Write: What are three things you are thankful for? Pick one of the three and write down some aspects of that thing you like.   (Example: My Dog: when my dog catches the frisbee, the sound of her collar jingling as she runs across the room, seeing her play in the sand at the beach, etc.)

101 Things I am Thankful For Piece

Today we will discuss our next writing piece: 101 Things I am Thankful For!

Here are the requirements:

  • Come up with a title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
    For example: “101 Little Things in Life,” “101 Excuses to Wake Up Early,” “Why I Love Life.”
  • This assignment is about details. Don’t list things; write the details about the things you’re thankful for.
    For Example: Don’t write “My dog.” Instead, write “Getting licked on my face by my dog when I get home from school.” “When my dog runs to fetch the ball.”
  • Break your poem into 4 stanzas of 25 lines, and 1 stanza of just 1 line. The 1-line stanza should be something really important.
  • Do not number your lines!

Some examples 101 Little Things in Life That I Love and 101 Excuses to Get Up Early and 101-long-lived-memories

New Skill: Using Specific Details

Use Specific Examples:  Go beyond simply describing and discuss actual things that happened. Don’t just say that Henry is mean, tell us things that happened.

Example:  Henry pushed his brother down the stairs and stole his candy.  He then ripped up his brother’s comic books and yelled at the dog.

Of Mice and Men Chapter 1

We will continue reading Of Mice and Men chapter 1. Answer these questions in your notebook.

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