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. Do you give the setting? If yes, add one or two new
sentences describing the setting. If no, add four sentences of
setting to your story.
2. Read the sentences where the
main character is introduced. Are the sentences clear? Make one
simple sentence into a compound or complex (if you have strong
sentences already, add a simple sentence instead). If you have
forgotten to introduce the main character, introduce him or her
3. Read the sentences about the
other characters in your story. For each character, add one
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 mark all the paragraphs. Is it clear,
always, who is speaking?
5. Find places where we have
information on the child's point of view. Have you shown a
child's point of view clearly? If not, write one sentence that
shows the thinking of the child in your story. If yes, improve
or revise one (or more) sentences written to show this point of
Finish all revisions done in
class. Hand in a clean copy on March 16.
NOTE: The Unit Two: Sentences
Review Test from Level H Vocabulary
will be given at the March 23 class.
title could mean many things, so we are interested immediately
in what is the "false alarm."
comes after the story, usually. If you write a clear story,
the title will come to you. Often, movies have a different
title when in production.
learns: about responsibility for her little brother by making
some kind some of mistake.
learns: she learns to overcome her fear. She's afraid of the
water but in front of other smaller and younger children she
is able to go in.
learns: Not to trust strangers.
guess that a child might eat too much in this story. It might
be funny. That is an attractive thought.
learns: something about curiosity.
The child learns to listen and obey her mom.
stories you need something to get the story started and help
the reader to get curious.