six weeks project

due 12-14-15

Grabbers

plot development

it is a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story. this events relate to each other in a pattern or a sequence. The structure of a novel depends on organization of events in the plot of the story.

setting

The literary element setting includes the historical moment in time and geographic location in which a story takes place, and helps initiate the main backdrop and and mood for a story.

rising action

Rising action in a plot is a series of relevant incidents that create suspense, interest and tension in a narrative. In literary works, a rising action includes all decisions, characters’ flaws and background circumstances that together create turns and twists leading to a climax. We find it in novels, plays and short stories. Rising action is one of the elements of plot, begins immediately after its exposition.

climax

Climax, a Greek term meaning “ladder”, is that particular point in a narrative at which the conflict or tension hits the highest point.

falling action

Falling action is defined as the parts of a story after the climax and before the very end.

resolution

Resolution is the part of the story's plot line in which the problem of the story is resolved or worked out. This occurs after the falling action and is typically where the story ends.

body paragraph

Body paragraphs come after the introduction and before the conclusion. The body is usually the longest part of an essay, and each body paragraph may begin with a topic sentence.

conclusion

The conclusion (ending or closing) of your writing is what wraps it all up for the reader. Stop writing when you have said it all, but the conclusion should tie up all loose ends.

brainstorming

The purpose of a brainstorming session is to work as a group to define a problem and find a plan of action to solve it.

revise

The process of rereading a text and making changes (in content, organization, sentence structures, and word choice) to improve it.

edit

prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.

Rough drafts

the first version of a piece of writing

Examples

The teacher requested rough drafts of the essay from the students.

outline

An outline is usually in the form of a list divided into headings and subheadings that distinguish main points from supporting points. Most word processors contain an outlining feature that allows writers to format outlines automatically.

sensory Lang.

In writing, sensory language is a way for a writer to help the reader see or connect with an image, description, action, or scene. Sensory language is language that connects to the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) to create an image or description.

Narrative

A narrative or story is any report of connected events, actual or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images.

Publish

(of an author or company) prepare and issue (a book, journal, piece of music, or other work) for public sale

Plan (story)

how I plan my stories I think of what to write, while i'm thinking of what to write I write notes down of whatever i'm thinking of. It helps me I write my rough draft.

Descriptive Lang.

having the quality of describing; characterized by description: a descriptive passage in an essay. 2. Grammar. (of an adjective or other modifier) expressing a quality of the word it modifies, as fresh in fresh milk.

graphic organizer

A graphic organizer, also known as knowledge map, concept map, story map, cognitive organizer, advance organizer, or concept diagram, is a communication tool that uses visual symbols to express knowledge, concepts, thoughts, or ideas, and the relationships between them.

Topic sentence

a sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs.