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Splash into Writing

​​​​I'm glad you've joined me 

to improve your writing skills. 
By the time you've hopped

through all twenty lessons, 

your writing will be
BRIGHTER
and
SLEEKER,
and hopefully, 

you'll be having lots of FUN!

Twenty Lessons

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Students/ $30

Extra Siblings / $15 

1. Be Sensible

(Observations)

​2. What's It All About?

(Nouns)

​3. Lights!Camera!Action!

(Verbs)

4. Describe It to Me

(Adjectives)

5. Where in the World?

(Setting)

​6. Roses are Red

(Poetry)

7. Once Upon a Time
(Beginnings)

8. Trouble, Trouble

(Conflict

9. Let's Talk About It

(Dialogue)

10. One, Two, Three

(Sequence)

11. Similar Sounds

(Alliteration)

12. Climbing to the Peak

(Climax)

​13. Silly Stuff

(Imagination)

14. Do You Remember?

(Memories)

​15. Making a Face

(Show/Tell)

16. The Last Line

(Endings)

​17. Where are You?

(Point of View)

18. Read All About It

(News Reporting)

19. Someone Special

(Biography)

20. Mirror, Mirror

(Autobiography)

Abby Degnan

Zachoia Cooper

Phillip Cooper

Elias Cooper

​Rowan Champeon

Warren Champeon

Ashley Jones

A good writer is aware of everything. He uses his five senses to observe things all around him. He uses interesting, specific words to say exactly what he means. Our language has many words that are similar to each other (synonyms).


Try to use words that precisely describe what you observe.

Instead of "red" use "burgundy" or "fusia."  

Instead of "rough" use "splintery" or "gravelly."

SIGHT - notice how the sky changes color from morning until night
HEARING - listen to how people talk - fast or slow, gruff or soft
SMELL - notice the scent of the air before and after a storm
TASTE - notice how a hot dog tastes when cooked over a campfire
TOUCH - feel the difference between a towel dried outside or in the dryer






Assignment:

Using your senses, describe something with specific details.

There are no right or wrong answers,

because each person sees things in their own way.

(Some things are not safe to taste. If so, leave that part blank.)

OBJECT I CHOSE - _________________

SIGHT -
HEARING -
SMELL -
TASTE -
TOUCH -

Write a scene about your object using some of the descriptions.


Email your answers to me.
I can't wait to see what interesting things you have observed.

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        Writing Lessons

GRADUATES

​​1. Did you read your story out loud?

2. Did you double check your spelling?
3. Did you capitalize and punctuate correctly?
4. Did you use interesting vocabulary?
5. Did you write a good beginning and ending? 

CHECK!

1

BE SENSIBLE