Writing Boot Camp Grammar – Revision - Editing. Student Log StationDate Completed Reflection 1. Narrative vs. Expository 2.Editing 3.Revision 4.Spelling

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Writing Boot Camp Grammar Revision - Editing Slide 2 Student Log StationDate Completed Reflection 1. Narrative vs. Expository 2.Editing 3.Revision 4.Spelling 5. Verb Tense 6.Punctuation 7. Thesis / Controlling Idea 8. Hooks & Leads 9. Body Paragraphs 10. Comma vs. Semicolon Name:________________________ Slide 3 Narrative or Expository? Narrative An essay that tells a story. A Personal Narrative relates a personal story.. Something that the writer has experienced. Expository Written to explain. Uses facts.. May compare and contrast. Slide 4 NarrativeExpositoryPurposeAudience Slide 5 Writing Prompts: NarrativeExpository Think about a day when nothing went right. Write about this bad experience. If you could choose any animal to have as a pet, what would you choose and why? Your family celebrates special events such as birthdays, holidays, or other special times. Choose one family event and write about it. Your cousin is moving to town. Write a paper explaining why your town is such a wonderful place to live. Think about a time when you were surprised about something that happened to you. Write about this event. Friends are important, but everyone has a different opinion about what makes a good friend. Explain what, in your opinion makes a good friend. Pretend you were selected to receive a special award. Write the article that would be in the newspaper to announce your award. Explain why it is important to learn to read. Because you have been sick, out of town, or working on other homework, you didn't have as much time to study for an important test as you needed. Think of a specific test that you took that you felt unprepared for and narrate the events. Your paper should help readers understand what it felt like to be unprepared. As a student familiar with this school, explain the procedure for fire drills to a new student. Tell about a time when you were embarrassed.Everyone has jobs or chores. Explain why you do one of your jobs or chores. Write about an hour that you would like to live over again.Describe an experiment to be conducted on board the space shuttle. Recall a time when you felt really disappointed about something. Tell about this experience. Write a letter to an inhabitant of another planet explaining basic things on Planet Earth. Think about a time when you felt important. Tell about it.Recall a time when you felt really disappointed about something. Explain this experience. Tell about a time when you felt proud.Describe your favorite or least favorite meal. Slide 6 Editing Slide 7 Editing Checklist Slide 8 Assignments Writing Coach Book: Page 45 Read Jobs for Kids Answer questions 1 & 2 Pages 174 & 175 Read Looking for a Pet? Look No Further Than Maiden Point Shelter Complete questions 1-5 on the sides of the pages. Pages 82-83 Read The Pigman & Me & all information on page 82. Complete the grammar Mini-Lesson: Consistent Tenses Slide 9 Revision Slide 10 Writing Process Wheel Slide 11 Revision RADaR Slide 12 Assignments Writing Coach Book: Pages 40 & 41 Read End Game Fails to Thrill Both copies. Make notes of changes and Improvements. Pages 78 & 79 Read Alone in the Spotlight Both copies. Make notes of changes and Improvements. Practice rewriting the sample passage: Plumbers Slide 13 Plumbers (1) Glub, glub! (2) Uh oh, what does that sound mean? (3) No, its not the sound of your pet telling you its hungry. (4) It means it is time to call a plumber. (5) The pipe is stop up and water is unable to pass through. (6) What will a plumber do to help? (7) With the right tools, a plumber will clean out the pipe and get the water to run through free and clear. (8) A plumber can do that and so much more in a new or current house. (9) A plumber puts plumbing in it. (10) This includes putting in pipes to bring in and take out water. (11) A plumber also puts in bathtubs, sinks, faucets, water heaters, air conditioners, and room heaters. (12) There are many parts of a house that a plumber handles as part of the job. (13) A plumbers day was full of many different tasks. (14) A plumber needs to be able to solve problems. (15) A plumber gets to explain what is needed to take care of any problem. (16) Plumbers also have to be able to lift and move heavy objects. (17) Pianos are especially heavy and hard to move. (18) Plumbers use a lot of different kinds of tools. (19) They need to know about these to do their job well. (20) They also have to know what kinds of plumbing work needs to be done in buildings. (21) The work of a plumber takes a long time to learn. (22) Someone who wants to be a new plumber starts out working with an experienced plumber. (23) This person is called a master plumber. ( 24) An learning plumber usually works about five years with a master plumber. (25) The new plumber learns right on the job. (26) The new plumber learns the skills to be a good plumber. (27) They earn money as they learn. (28) Many take classes to learn about plumbing. (29) The new plumber must take a test. (30) Then the new plumber is able to start a business. (31) The new plumber may go to work for a plumbing company. (32) Plumbers have tools that they use in their job. (33) One of their busyest tools is the adjustable wrench. (34) Its jaws can be made bigger or smaller to fit different sizes of pipes. (35) Plumbers need to cut pipes so they use a pipe cutter. (36) Pipes are joined together with a propane torch. (37) Drains are cleared with a long coiled wire called a snake. (38) Some plumbers use a small video camera that can be lowered or pushed into drains or pipes to see what is causing a problem inside. (39) Then the plumber can decide the best way to take care of the problem. (40) Plumbers work on homes, stores, apartment buildings, factories, tall skyscrapers, and construction sites. (41) They help keep the water supply safe and healthy. (42) Plumbers have many tools. Practice Slide 14 Spelling Commonly Misspelled Words Slide 15 Commonly Misspelled Words for Middle School. OUR/ARE Slide 16 Choose 15 of the words on the list and write a sentence with each word. The word MUST be used correctly! Activity #1 Slide 17 Activity #2 Complete each sentence with the correct word: 1._______________ mom called my mom this morning. 2.I know that you are going to Florida for vacation next summer, and I want to go ___________. 3.______________ dog is a German Shepard. 4.______________ going to be very hot today. 5.Since our television is broken, we will need to ______________ a new one. 6.I am an only child; I have ______________ siblings. 7.There are _____________ people who live in Texas. 8._____________ you going to the dance next weekend? 9.I do not ______________ who to talk to about this. 10.The cabin is in the woods ____________ the lake. 11.____________ mother is my cat. 12.____________ going to have a hard time when Mom is out of town. 13.I love to eat _______________. 14.When your dad gets home, ______________ going to be in so much trouble! 15.______________house is on the corner of my street. Slide 18 Answers for Activity #2 Complete each sentence with the correct word: 1._Your______________ mom called my mom this morning. 2.I know that you are going to Florida for vacation next summer, and I want to go _too__________. 3._Our_____________ dog is a German Shepard. 4.__Its____________ going to be very hot today. 5.Since our television is broken, we will need to _____buy_________ a new one. 6.I am an only child; I have __no____________ siblings. 7.There are ___a lot__________ of people who live in Texas. 8.___Are__________ you going to the dance next weekend? 9.I do not __know____________ who to talk to about this. 10.The cabin is in the woods ___by_________ the lake. 11.__Its__________ mother is my cat. 12.___Theyre_____ going to have a hard time when Mom is out of town. 13.I love to eat __there_____________. 14.When your dad gets home, _youre__ going to be in so much trouble! 15.__Their____________house is on the corner of my street. Slide 19 Verb Tense Slide 20 Simple Present: They walk Present Perfect: They have walked Simple Past: They walked Past Perfect: They had walked Future: They will walk Future Perfect: They will have walked Present Perfect The present perfect consists of a past participle (the third principal part) with "has" or "have." It designates action which began in the past but which continues into the present or the effect of which still continues. 1. Betty taught for ten years. (simple past) 2. Betty has taught for ten years. (present perfect) Past Perfect The past perfect tense designates action in the past just as simple past does, but the action of the past perfect is action completed in the past before another action. 1. John raised vegetables and later sold them. (past) 2. John sold vegetables that he had raised. (past perfect) Future Perfect The future perfect tense designates action that will have been completed at a specified time in the future. 1. Saturday I will finish my housework. (simple future) 2. By Saturday noon, I will have finished my housework. (future perfect) Review 1. Judy saved thirty dollars. (past) 2. Judy will save thirty dollars. (future) 3. Judy has saved thirty dollars. (present perfect) 4. Judy had saved thirty dollars by the end of last month. (past perfect) 5. Judy will have saved thirty dollars by the end of this month. (future perfect) Verb Tenses Slide 21 Exercises Writing Coach Book: Page 466 Read and review Using Consistent Tenses Page 467 Practice 20.4Q 1-10 Practice 20.4 R Even Slide 22 Punctuation Slide 23 Punctuation MarkUseExample. Period ? Question Mark ! Exclamation Mark,Comma : Colon ; Semicolon Quotation Marks _______________ (underline) Italics -Hyphen Apostrophe ( ) Parenthesis [ ] Brackets Ellipses - Dashes Types of Punctuation Use your Writing Coach book: pages 552-553 Slide 24 Thesis / Controlling Idea Thesis is used in a narrative. Controlling Idea is used in an expository. Slide 25 A Thesis Statement: Explains the purpose of the project Identifies the main points to be addressed Provides a brief summary of the project Explains what evidence will support the thesis statement A thesis statement sets limits to the investigation and suggests the kinds of information you will look for when you begin your research. A tentative thesis statement is written before searching for information. As you delve deeper into your topic, you may change your thesis statement to reflect new insights or different approaches. Steps for students: Select and limit your topic Ask questions related to the purpose for researching this topic. What do I want to show in my presentation? What information do I want to give my audience? Write a tentative thesis statement that states what the research will show and give some indication of how the topic will be approached. Evaluate the tentative thesis statement for clarity and directness. Refer to this statement when evaluating sources information and making decisions concerning what to include or exclude. Keep referring to your thesis statement. You may need to revise your thesis statement while gathering information and even when you are writing your project. For a Narrative Slide 26 To create your controlling idea Slide 27 Exercises Choose 2 of the writing prompts below. One of your choices must be Narrative and the other will be Expository. With each prompt: Determine if it is narrative or expository Brainstorm Create an outline Develop 1 Thesis and 1 Controlling Idea Your family celebrates special events such as birthdays, holidays, or other special times. Choose one family event and write about it. Your cousin is moving to tow. Write a paper explaining why your town is such a wonderful place to live. Think about a time when you were surprised about something that happened to you. Write about this event. Friends are important, but everyone has a different opinion about what makes a good friend. Explain what, in your opinion makes a good friend. Pretend you were selected to receive a special award. Write the article that would be in the newspaper to announce your award. Explain why it is important to learn to read. Slide 28 Hooks & Introductions Slide 29 In a narrative essay, this is called a hook. In an expository, it is a lead Lead Starters Slide 30 Hook Starters Technique one: Start with a short (four- or five-word maximum), effective sentence: Her hair shone gold. Technique two: Start with an interesting metaphor or simile: The wolf was a tornado, changing the lives of all who crossed his path. Technique three: Start with an interesting question for the reader to ponder: Who could have thought that a simple trip to Grandmas house could end in tragedy? Technique four: Start with a subordinate clause or other complex sentence form: Though the road to Grandmas house was spooky, Red skipped along with an air of confidence. Technique five: Start with a riddle: Who has big eyes, big teeth and is dressed in Grandmas clothes? Yes, you guessed it, the Big Bad Wolf. Technique six: Fill in these blanks: ___ was the kind of ___ who/that ___ Little Red was the kind of girl who thought wolves would never bother her. Technique seven: Capture a feeling or emotion: You might be surprised to learn that a little girl couldnt recognize her own grandmother. Technique eight: Use a string of adjectives: Tall, dark, and with an air of confidence, the woodsman entered the house. Slide 31 Exercises: Using the chart of leads, create one of each type for the following prompt: (You will have a total of 5) Describe your favorite or least favorite meal. Using the chart of hooks, create one of each type for the following prompt: (You will have a total of 8) Write about an hour that you would like to live over again. Slide 32 Body Paragraphs Slide 33 Body paragraphs are the meat of your essay, and as such are the most important component of your essay. In the body paragraphs, you will expand upon and provide support for the theme you introduced in the first paragraph and will provide the details that move that theme forward. A two page essay will typically contain 2-4 body paragraphs. Each paragraph contains: A topic sentence that expands your theme and makes a transition from the previous paragraph Development of ideas that support your essay's theme An ending sentence that wraps up the paragraph and helps to transition into the next paragraph Body Paragraph Slide 34 Sample Body Paragraph Slide 35 Exercise Create a body paragraph about each of the following topics: Living in Texas Being a Willow Wood Junior High Student Playing a sport (you choose which one) or taking part in an elective class Slide 36 Scoring Slide 37 Narrative Rubric Slide 38 Expository Rubric Slide 39 Exercises Use the appropriate rubric to rate each of the essays. You must score for each trait and get an overall score. Record these scores on paper. Slide 40 Practice Passages Slide 41 Exercises Complete each of the practice STA...