and having two characters talk about the invention
This lesson was built for WritingFix after being proposed by NNWP Teacher Consultant Christy Aker-Minetto during a workshop for teachers.
The mentor text:
Frindle is a marvelous story that explores where words come from!
Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:
Inspired by the main character's actions in Frindle, students will be asked to reinvent an every day object with a brand new word. They will need to imagine a character has reinvented their word, and then they will create a scene from a story where the character reveals the new word to a friend. The assignment requires them to correctly (and interestingly) use dialogue and dialogue punctuation in their scenes. Teachers: click here to read the entire lesson plan.
6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait in this writing assignment is conventions; the writer's goal is to create a short scene that correctly uses dialogue punctuation. The support trait in this assignment is word choice; not only will students play with words (as they create a new one), but they should be encouraged to use interesting dialogue verbs in their scenes.