Sample Lessons (27 pages)
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Our Junior High creative writing book takes off project-wise where our MC 5-II: Creative and Clever takes off—with even more challenging and exciting projects! This book may follow any first semester MC book (from 5 I through 9 I) and/or MC 5 II.
Story writing techniques are taught incrementally including Goals, Obstacles, and Resolution planning; avoiding passive writing by reducing the use of Be, a Helper, Link verbs; dialogue writing including varied speech tag types and advanced speech tag use; perspective writing; speech tag word synonyms; descriptive writing; weaving in opening and closing in story writing; short story writing; first person vs third person; protagonist development; writing scene descriptions, verb-generated descriptions; researching setting and characters; scene/setting development; “show-don’t-tell” descriptions; and mannerisms and actions of characters.
Projects in this book are Piggy Back Story, short story of a person getting out of a room, a good Samaritan tale, short story of two views, Dialogue Essay between two inventors, In-the-Moment Dialogue Essay, Personal and Historical Time Line Essay, and Comparison Mannerisms and Actions Story.
Be sure to read our Meaningful Composition General Guide & Overview of each book.
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