Get your brains ready... Get some paper... Get ready to LEARN! Just Kidding!

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Slide 2 Get your brains ready... Get some paper... Get ready to LEARN! Just Kidding! Slide 3 The Writing Process Better Than Getting a Pony For Christmas! Slide 4 The Writing Process Five Easy Steps: 1. Planning 2. Drafting 3. Revising 4. Editing 5. Publishing (Yes, you have to memorize these steps) Slide 5 Lets Break it Down Cowboy Style! Slide 6 Step 1: Planning What and How am I Going to Write? A.Determine your Audience For whom are you writing? Should you use formal or informal language? FORMAL Hello. It is a pleasure to see you all again. I hope you enjoy this wonderful lesson. INFORMAL Hey there! Great to see yall again! Hope ya like this awesome lesson! Its totally cool! Slide 7 Step 1: Planning B. Determine your Purpose Are you writing to: Inform ? Persuade ? Entertain ? Describe ? Tell a story? Slide 8 Step 1: Planning C. Examine the Prompt Prompt directions for writing What are you supposed to write about? What is the prompt or topic asking you to do? Example prompt: Your teacher has given you an assignment to write an informative essay (you will learn what this means soon). Think about products that are useful every day. Write about these products. Be sure to explain your reasons with details. Slide 9 Step 1: Planning D. Generate Ideas Brainstorming Outlining Webbing/Mapping Everyday Products Useful computer bed automobile Prompt: Think about products that are useful every day. Write about these products. Be sure to explain your reasons with details. Cellular phone automobile computer Tooth brush I.Useful Products A.computer B.bed C.automobile bed Slide 10 Step 1: Planning E. Organize Ideas Chronological Order time sequence First, second, third First, next, finally Spatial Order describing a space From east to west, left to right From top to bottom Order of Importance Least important to most important idea Slide 11 Step 1: Planning F. Compose a clearly stated THESIS Thesis one sentence that states the main points of an essay in order. Example: Prompt: Your teacher has given you an assignment to write an informative essay (you will learn what this means soon). Think about products that are useful every day. Write about these products. Be sure to explain your reasons with details. Thesis: Products that are essential to everyday living are a comfortable bed, a dependable computer, and a reliable automobile. Slide 12 Moving on to Step 2... Real cowboys know how to write a GREAT essay! Slide 13 Step 2: Drafting Write the essay! Add juicy details and clear descriptions to capture your readers interest. Slide 14 Here Comes Step 3... Even cowboys love to revise papers! Slide 15 Step 3: Revising Reread your paper and check for: Consistent point of view (First or Third Person) Transition words (first, next, finally, etc.) Good vocabulary! VIVID VERBS Important details Clear organization Slide 16 And 4.Down the trail Even computer horses! Slide 17 Step 4: Editing Proofread your paper for capitals, punctuation, and spelling. Slide 18 To remember steps 3 and 4, Just Call the cops! Conventions capitals, punctuation, and spelling. Organization Clear beginning, middle and end and great details. Powerful words strong verbs, precise nouns Sentence Fluency varying sentence length and beginnings Slide 19 Finally, step 5! Slide 20 Step 5: Publishing Re-write your story using the corrections youve made. Write in your nicest handwriting. Add an illustration if you choose. Turn it in! Youre done! Slide 21 The Pirates Way of Remembering the Writing Process... Slide 22 The Writing Process PiratesPlanning EatEditing DontDrafting Parrots!Publishing ReallyRevising Slide 23 When you think of writing, think of the PIRATE diet. Pirates Dont Really Eat Parrots! Planning Drafting Revising Editing Publishing Slide 24 Get to learning, mateys, or youll be walking the plank on test day! Aaargh! The End