Student Writer Instructions:
Today, you'll be writing a story where two characters talk about a brand new word that one of the characters has just unveiled for an everyday object. Be inspired by chapter 6 of Frindle as you plan this piece of writing.
Step #1: Click the button below to see choices for everyday objects to rename. Then use your imagination to create a new word. Be Careful – the word you invent can’t mean something else already. Check the Dictionary – like Mrs. Granger expects!
Step #2: Review the rules for punctuating dialogue carefully. Plan a verbal exchange between two people where one of the characters reveals the new name for the object. Review the dialogue rules checklist as you proofread/edit.
Step #3: After the story's dialogue has been planned, create setting descriptions, character details, and plot actions to accompany your dialogue. Create a rough draft of your story on your own paper. Remember, if a new character speaks, a new paragraph has to begin!
Step #4: Use the Conventions Post-It to score yourself on your use of the trait.