Friday, April 26, 2013

Drafting: A Testing Disaster (Narrative)

IWBAT draft a creative narrative about a disaster that occurs during standardized testing at school.

1. Do Now: While you watch the Flocabulary music video, "The Five Things," define the five things (or elements of a story).

2. Prewrite:
  • In the Writing Portfolio of your Google Drive, open A Testing Disaster.
  • Update the heading on your document.
  • Scroll down to the second page of the document.
  • Using your classwork/homework from yesterday, describe the five things (elements of a story) that will be in your creative narrative. 

3. Draft:
  • In the same Google document ("A Testing Disaster"), scroll up to the first page. 
  • Delete the instructions text and begin drafting your creative narrative in this space.
  • Make sure to meet these guidelines when drafting:
    • plot includes standardized testing and some sort of disruption/disaster/major conflict
    • include 1-3 major characters
    • include dialogue (characters directly speaking to one another)
  • You will continue drafting your narrative during class on Monday. Your draft will be due Tuesday morning (for Monday night's homework).

4. Submit your Draft to Mr. T using this form
  • While in your Google document, click Share in the upper-right corner of the window.
  • In the dialogue box, click Change under Who Has Access.
  • Then, click Anyone with a link.
  • Next to Access: Anyone (no sign-in required), select Can comment from the drop-down list.
  • Click Save.
  • The web address for your essay should already be highlighted (under Link to share). Press CTRL + C to copy the web address.
  • Click Done.
  • Open this form.
  • Type in your first and last name and select your homeroom.
  • Then, paste your the web address to your essay by pressing CTRL + V.
  • Click Submit.
  • Make sure you see the confirmation page with a note from Mr. T.

Homework: Free Write

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