For All Writers: 7th and 8th Grade

Posted: October 18, 2017 in Home

When writing anything, you must shift continuously from the creative mind to the critical. Generate ideas with wild abandon, and then consider them in light of the task’s requirements. Consider the creative side to be a type of Mad Artist, and the critical side to be your chief editor.

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https://www.iuniverse.com/Resources/Writing-Editing/20WritingTipsfrom12FictionAuthors.aspx

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/writing-tips-advice-fiction-authors_n_1628537.html

Character Sketch…

Posted: October 17, 2017 in Home

8th grade: I have attached the character sketch assignment. Be sure to complete tit thoughtfully and pay close attention to all listed criteria. The questions on the back are intended to assist you with developing your characters more fully.

I look forward to reading your Gothic fiction soon!

Frolio Gothic Character Sketch—Show

Thesis Statement Basics…

Posted: October 17, 2017 in Home

This is a great source to help all of you with thesis statements. The 7th grade classes will be working on thesis statements today. For 8th graders, this is on the horizon…

https://www.sierracollege.edu/_files/resources/student-services/academic-support/writing-center/documents/ThesisBasics.pdf

7th Grade Thinkers…

Posted: October 16, 2017 in Home

Don’t forget to spend 15 minutes a day thinking about your essays….you should look like this:

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15 minutes of thinking…

Posted: October 13, 2017 in Home
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7th Grade–do not forget to spend at least 15 minutes per day thinking about your essay topic. Take the time to record your best thoughts.

The Two Minds

Posted: October 13, 2017 in Home
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Today we worked a bit on the creative mind in 7th grade classes. Get in touch with the mad artist within you! Only that way can you free your mind from the cage and get it on the page!