Writing a Vignette Celebrating a Scene from my Childhood

Writing a Vignette Celebrating a Scene from my Childhood
Writing a Vignette Celebrating a Scene from my Childhood
Writing a Vignette Celebrating a Scene from my Childhood
Writing a Vignette Celebrating a Scene from my Childhood
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Inspire your students with this two-day creative writing lesson, composing a vignette about a special scene from their childhood. This resource, with its two-page student guide, contains a sample vignette and step-by-step guidelines. It focuses on passive and active voice, sensory images, and literary devices. It is appropriate for grades 8-12, is aligned with Common Core, and requires no preparation.

Writing only improves with practice. Instead of always requiring your students to compose lengthy essays, allow them to write short vignettes about special scenes, people, and events from their lives. While doing so, they practice important skills. Grading becomes much easier and allows you to assist students in identifying and improving their weaknesses. The progress they make with short writing assignments easily transfers to longer assignments.

Resource Contents

A. Student Guide

  • Sample Vignette
  • Using Literary Devices to Enrich Writing
  • Using Sensory Images to Enrich Writing

B. 9-Slide PowerPoint Presentation

  • Questions to Inspire Reflection
  • Formatting Your Vignette

C. Other Resources

  • Rubric Especially Designed for a Vignette
  • Peer Editing Form

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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning [e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court Case majority opinions and dissents] and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy [e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses]”).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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