Saturday, March 28, 2015

classroom slice of life 3.28.15

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Hi there! Happy Saturday! Not too many days left now - so exciting that you've all written so much!

Another strategy that Two Writing Teachers share for writing posts is to use one you've already written - revise it by adding on or making it different:

Some ideas for major revision:
  1. Take a favorite line from an old post and use the old ‘explode the moment’ strategy. In a new post, start with the line you chose, and then close your eyes and picture the moment that line came from. Write down everything you see, hear, and feel. Create a picture with your words.
  2. Go to an older post that you loved and highlight all the key words, then create a poem from all the words you highlighted. You might even decide to add on more!
  3. Reread some of your favorite posts. When you get to the end of a favorite post, write a new ending for it. Sometimes your new ending to an old story can become the beginning of a new story!
  4. Take a true story that you wrote and turn it in to fiction–or even fantasy or sci fi! Revise it to change the characters, or the setting, or both. Then as you begin to write, you might change around what really happened, giving it a new ending. You might even wind up with a completely new and fresh fictional story by the time you are done.

I know we only have a few days left of this challenge, but we can all continue writing a few times a week for all the months that come after March! Then, when you're feeling particularly tired (like Sidney was on Wednesday) it's okay to take a little break.

Excited to read some new slices that might begin from one you already have!

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