Remember: write the story as if the reader WAS NOT THERE! The reader didn’t experience the small moment, so DESCRIBE the scene– paint a picture in the readers’ minds!
TONIGHT FOR HOMEWORK:
If I gave you the OK to move forward, begin drafting for at least 20 minutes UNINTERRUPTED. You will be drafting in your Writers Notebook, so you DO NOT NEED YOUR LAPTOP! (No dictionary, thesaurus, nothing– just draft straight through for at least 20 minutes!)
Some of you are required to continue nurturing your seed, because you do not have enough content to begin drafting. (You know who you are!) Check out this Grade 7 student’s organized nurturing!