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Writing Activity- C'mon in to My House

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Every house has a story. Every student has a story. In Part 1 of this product, Language Arts Activity – “C’mon in to My House,” Middle School and High School students will relate the details of a situation that took place in their home of choice by using the elements of literature. Then they will analyze how these elements form the framework of a family and their home.

In Part 2, students will do the same thing, but this time, with a character from the story that they are studying in class. At the end of this segment of the activity, students will analyze how all of the elements work together to build a story’s structure, just like they work together to compose a family and their home.

For each segment of this activity, students will also draw the floorplan for each home that serves as the setting for that part, and will include the characters that played a part in the situation. They should add any other embellishments that they feel are integral to the situation, and which help illustrate their summaries.

This activity requires students to touch on each of the five parts of the Bloom’s Taxonomy wheel: Remember/Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate and Create. It is also aligned with Common Core Standards, which may be adapted to a state’s specific standards.

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