Reflection: Student Communication Your Creation Myth Day 3: Writing a Final Copy - Section 6: Lab Time: Writing a Final Draft


As with yesterday, a third day in the computer lab allowed me to spend time discussing the students' work with them and giving them time to revise while they wrote. While previously, I noticed students' use of oddly specific details, today as I circulated I took note of the students using dialogue to develop experiences, events, and/or characters in their narrative. While quite a few of the students attempted to use dialogue, only a few managed to use it successfully. With these students, I communicated two concerns I noted: either running all of the speakers together into a single paragraph, or they were not identifying speakers at all. Variety in diction other than "she said" was lacking as well. Looking over these, I was able to advise some of the students as we discussed their work, but I definitely realize that I will need to address formatting dialogue when we get to short form fiction later this semester. 

  Student Communication: Dialogue and Final Drafts: A Look a Developing Voice
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Your Creation Myth Day 3: Writing a Final Copy

Unit 1: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT write a narrative using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured sequence of events to portray the imagined creation of a local geographic or cultural feature.

Big Idea: Was the river in the center of town carved when the god of water and boardgames dropped his bowling ball to Earth? Today, students conclude their stories of how and why something came to be.

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