This activity is great for creative writing! I remember doing a mock newspaper as a kid; I thought it was so fun to pretend like I was in that time period or in the book. Writing from the character's POV is a great way to have a mini lesson on tone and mood. This is a good opportunity to also have your students learn about "Show don't tell." They can write from the character's perspective and say a lot about the character's feelings and thoughts by what they write. This is also a nice opportunity for the students to refer back to the book to look for text evidence and support their findings. The writing style and prose will change depending on the book and topic. Enjoy!
The Night Gardener is a chilling tale of a family and their servants that are plagued by a mysterious night man that calls on them while they are writhing in their beds having night mares! The family mysteriously falls ill and the servants, Kip and Molly, try to save them all.
The Three Writing Prompts include:
-The cautionary tale of the Sour Woods and the Night Gardener By: Kip and Molly
-The Night Gardener's True Story told by himself
-Now accepting Wishes! Tell the tree what you desire and STAY PUT!
This book has received numerous honors including but not limited to:
The Texas Bluebonnet Award for 2015-2016
The Patterson Prize
The Diamond Willow Award and
Amazon rated this the best book for May 2014!