Student Writer Instructions:
Are you ready to write your own story (true or fictional) about an imaginative child (perhaps yourself) making a "home movie" about an ordinary event? Can you do it as well as Christopher Paul Curtis did in chapter 5 through his character named Byron?
Step #1: Your first writing task today is to create an interesting, long, and humorous title for your "home movie." Pressing the button below might inspire you to remember (or create) a story title about an ordinary event.
Step #2: Use the graphic organizer to help you “storyboard” your "movie" and pre-think the funny details. You may want to share your storyboard with a friend to see if s/he can suggest more ways to make it humorous.
Step #3: Draft your story. Remember to add in the humorous details. Don't be afraid to be original or zany as your write!
Step #4: Score your draft using the Idea Development and Voice Post-it® Note-sized templates to help with planning how you'll revise the paper to make it even better.