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"Lawd! Lawd! Lawd!"

playing with dialects while
reviewing dialogue punctuation

The writing of author Daniel Keyes is inspiring student writers to try new techniques with the traits of conventions and idea development.

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Student Sample Being Sought: Upper Elementary

WritingFix is currently seeking a 4th-6th grade dialogue scene inspired by this writing assignment that can be featured in this space. Submitted student work must show evidence of revision, editing, and the final draft must be typed and sent through e-mail. Teachers: if you can help us obtain up to three student samples, along with a digital photo of the students and a signed permission slips, we will send you either a complimentary copy of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Elementary Writing Guide, or you may choose from any of our NNWP publications.

Write to us at publish@writingfix.com and use "Flowers for Algernon" in your e-mail's subject line, if you have a student sample to share with us.


Student Sample Being Sought: Middle School

(This sample comes from one of Susan Potter's middle school students:)

Billy walked over to his grandma and asked, “Big Mama, ain’t you from the Projects?” He sat down next to her on the porch with some food.

“Child, now why you ask me da? Ain’t you know da answer?" She looked strong at him.

“Knah, I ain’t know da answer. That’s why I be asken,” Billy told her.

“Well boy, I em from dem Projects. Why dis so needed by you?” she wondered.

“I just wanted to know about you,” he said. He turned and looked off of the porch, silently eating his gumbo. “Dis gumbo is good, Big Mama,” Billy said, licking his spoon.


Student Sample Being Sought: High School

WritingFix is currently seeking a 9th-12th grade student sample from this writing assignment that can be featured in this space. Submitted student work must show evidence of revision, editing, and the final draft must be typed and sent through e-mail. Teachers: if you can help us obtain up to three student samples, along with a digital photo of the students and a signed permission slips, we will send you either a complimentary copy of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Secondary Writing Guide, or you may choose from any of our NNWP publications.

Write to us at publish@writingfix.com and use "Flowers for Algernon" in your e-mail's subject line, if you have a student sample to share with us.

 


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