3rd Six Weeks Homework

By: Emily Brinlee

Setting

Setting is the place in the story. When you are reading a story you have to think about where it is taking place in the story. Setting also tells you the past, present, or future.
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Point Of View

The way you figure out point of view is by reading the story and looking for either 1st person or 3rd person.


  • 1st person uses: I, Me We
  • 2nd person uses: You
  • 3rd person uses: Him, Her, She, Them, Their

Writing Process

When you are writing a story you have to do several different things to get your final writing paper perfect.


  1. Pre-writing: This is the planning phase of the writing process, when you brainstorm, research, gather and outline ideas, often using diagrams for mapping out their thoughts. Audience and purpose should be considered at this point, and for the older students, a working thesis statement needs to be started.
  2. Drafting: You create their initial composition by writing down all their ideas in an organized way to convey a particular idea or present an argument. Audience and purpose need to be finalized.
  3. Revising: You review, modify, and reorganize their work by rearranging, adding, or deleting content, and by making the tone, style, and content appropriate for the intended audience. The goal of this phase of the writing process is to improve the draft.
  4. Editing: At this point in the writing process, writers proofread and correct errors in grammar and mechanics, and edit to improve style and clarity. Having another writer’s feedback in this stage is helpful.
  5. Publishing: In this last step of the writing process, the final writing is shared with the group. Sharing can be accomplished in a variety of ways, and with the help of computers, it can even be printed or published online.

Plot

A story's plot is what happens in the story and the order it happens in.

For there to be story, something has to move, to change.

Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers can be used to help you get their thoughts in order before they begin to draft their assignment. They allow students to organize information into logical patterns such as sequence, cause and effect, and problem - solution. During the pre-writing stage, Graphic Organizers can assist students in generating ideas and planning a course of action.

Story Grabbers

A grabber, or a lead, is an opening sentence or several statements that capture the reader's attention right off the bat - immediately! The first paragraph should make the reader want to continue reading.