ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English 10: Writing
Guided Revision of a Short Folktale
Today, we will
revise the stories we wrote for homework. For each step, the teacher
will guide you.
Listen carefully to
each instruction, write as requested, and be prepared to share your
results with the class.
If you have not
done the homework, write sentences according to the instructions below.
1. Read your
first five sentences. Have you introduced your main character? If yes,
add one or two descriptive sentences at the beginning of your
folktale. If no, add five to seven sentences to let us meet your main
2. Read the
sentences where the main character speaks. Are the sentences clear?
Revise two sentences by making each one about 50% longer than before.
3. Read the
sentences about the other characters in your story. For each
character, add one additional sentence of dialogue OR revise your
dialogue to make it clearer.
4. Check your
paragraphing. Have you started a new paragraph when a character speaks
for the first time? Find and note all your paragraphs of dialogue. Is
it clear, always, who is speaking? If you have no dialogue, add it so
about 50% of your story is in dialogue.
5. Is it clear
the moral or message your story has? Do the actions of your characters
show this message clearly? If so, write a sentence or two to explain
how your story conveys this message.
Finish all revisions done in class. Hand in a clean copy, double spaced
and word processed (if possible), before next week's class.
See a teacher's sample
for this topic.
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