Writing Like Capote (Creative Writing Activity for In Cold Blood)

Writing Like Capote (Creative Writing Activity for In Cold Blood)
Writing Like Capote (Creative Writing Activity for In Cold Blood)
Writing Like Capote (Creative Writing Activity for In Cold Blood)
Writing Like Capote (Creative Writing Activity for In Cold Blood)
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This is can be a culminating activity or a summative assessment for Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, a nonfiction novel frequently taught in AP Language and Composition. The activity encourages students to examine the language techniques Capote uses and to create narrative pieces that utilize those techniques.

For homework, I assign the following to students:

  • Find a news story detailing the events or reporting on a violent crime from the past 1 year that took place in the United States
  • Copy the link to the news story, after you read it
  • Provide a 3-5 sentence summary of the news story
  • Write a paragraph in which you analyze the style in which the story was reported. Find words/details/interview inclusions that reveal any potential bias on the reporter’s part. Most legitimate news media will try to be objective. If you cannot find any bias, explain the words/details/interviews that allow for an objective credibility to come through
  • Then during the next class session, I introduce students to their project, which I give them 3 days to work on during class. The activity involves them writing from the third person limited point of view tracing the events leading up to, or following the crime, attempting to get readers to sympathize with the individuals involved in the crime. The activity is then followed by a metacognitive reflection writing activity.

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