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|Posted on October 2, 2013 at 3:31 PM|
Hello students, parents, and teachers,
October is the perfect month to write and share spooky stories. Here are a few resources to help you write a personal narrative about a spooky or scary experience:
1- Learn about the elements and the structure of a narrative and read a sample story:
2- Your first planning step will be to brainstorm ideas (incidents) for your story:
3- Then, plan the setting and the characters:
4- After that, decide how you'll "hook" the reader:
5- Finally, identify the climax and organize the main events on a plot diagram:
6- It's time to write the rough draft. Get in the "writing zone" by picturing your planned story as you write it (like watching a movie in your head and writing it down). Don't worry about spelling, mechanics, or grammar at this point.
7- Then, revise and edit (my favorite step!). The following documents will help:
8- You're now ready to write your final draft! And how about adding an illustration?
9- Take a final look at your finished product (or have someone else do it). Fix any spelling, punctuation, or capitalization mistakes.
10- Make sure to share your story with family and friends. Be proud of your accomplishment!