Writing, Refining, and Adding Excitement to a Personal Narrative
Horrors in Homeroom Chapters 2 + 3
If your kids are screamin' for the rest of the story, here it is. This is a writing workshop which continues the saga of a boy who just can't catch a break in homeroom class. Remember in our first episode, the boy finds a gun in his desk and is threatened into silence by a mysterious, redhead? In Horrors in Homeroom 2, our young hero's dilemma is complicated when he reads in his local newspaper that an armored car has been robbed and a guard has been is critically wounded. As fate would have it, one of the culprits is identified as a red-headed female. He is forced to defend himself when the gang of cut throats come after him. It is exciting and funny and your kids will love it.
Students read the story then do three short workshops to refine the personal narrative they wrote in, "Horrors in Homeroom 1." This narrative package includes
1) "Horrors in Homeroom." Chapters 2 + 3
2) How and When to Make Paragraphs in a story Workshop 1)
3) A graphic organizer and worksheet for "Using More Powerful Words in a Dialogue. (Workshop 2)
4)Tips for Writing More Fluid and Exciting Dialogues in a Narrative (Workshop 3)
5)Example exercises rewriting dialogues from, "The Outsiders," by SE Hinton
This packet will help you students to rewrite and polish their narratives and give them an exciting and fun reading experience.