The cover of this folder is an elementary, student-drawn picture of a green house with a pink roof, and a yellow door. If that’s not enough color, the grass is blinding—obviously the product of unlimited fertilizing—and the sky could only hope to be so blue. The sketch not only served as a prompt for the author’s secondary-level essays but as an impetus to motivate students to write their own papers.
Students can benefit from doing Quick Writes in different modes—description, persuasive, contrast, and narrative. The models provided are one-paragraphs, each of which is followed by questions for the whole class, partners, or individuals. The analyses involve literary terms (theme, characterization, textual support, symbolism, inference, etc.)
and writing components (simile, Magic Three, repetition for effect, personification, humorous tone, etc.)
Each folder includes instructions on many options for their use.
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