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Focus Trait: SENTENCE FLUENCY Support Trait: WORD CHOICE

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A Hurricane
Blowing In

finding a natural rhythm in writing
to blow your readers away

 


Student Writer Instructions:

Today, you will be writing a short scene in order to practice using excellent sentence fluency. Think back to the passage from The Lightning Thief and Rick Riordan’s careful choice of words and sentences. His writing is writing that needs to be read out loud. Try to create that type of writing with your own scene. Be creative in your descriptions to make the scene in your mind crystal-clear to your readers. Be careful to use a mix of complex and simple sentences and use a variety of sentence beginnings to make your sentences interesting!

Click the buttons below to help you decide on a main character (who?), an action (does what?), where it happens (where?), and when it happens (when?). You can always come up with your own whos, whats, whens, and wheres, if the buttons do not inspire you. Then, add excellent details to each of the starbursts on your pre-writing page. Remember, word choice is important!

Use the brainstorm from the pre-writing page to help you with the writing worksheet. Start your story here! Remember, you’re focusing on a single scene and making sure to use excellent sentence fluency. The checklists on the right side of the boxes are there to help you...use them! If you think your scene will fit well into a longer story, go ahead and put it in one. Be creative, and have fun!

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If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.

 

 
   

     


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