Still Having Trouble with Weekly Writing Entries?

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Our Writer’s Notebooks are a place for us to collect our thinking and ideas.  Using the Writer’s Notebook is a daily expectation in class.  When it is time to draft, the entries can be used to find something meaningful to write about.

If you stuck as a writer and can’t think of anything to write about, visit this site.

http://www.thewritesource.com/writing_topics/

Still Having Trouble with Weekly Writing Entries?

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Our Writer’s Notebooks are a place for us to collect our thinking and ideas.  Using the Writer’s Notebook is a daily expectation in class.  When it is time to draft, the entries can be used to find something meaningful to write about.

If you stuck as a writer and can’t think of anything to write about, visit this site.

http://www.thewritesource.com/writing_topics/

Using Google Docs to Submit Work

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All students have a gmail account and should type their final drafts in Google Docs!!

Here is a quick link to access the login page:

https://www.google.com/a/student.nvps.net/ServiceLogin?service=CPanel&passive=1209600&continue=https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/student.nvps.net/Dashboard&followup=https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/student.nvps.net/Dashboard

Username: first name.last name

Once logged in, click on “Docs.”

Open the file started in class and continue typing/editing!

Print a clean copy for your portfolio.
When using google docs and

Writing Structures that Help Us Organize Our Writing

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Kernel Essays provide a structure  to plan a piece of text. They provide structure and a starting point for each students’ writing. We completed three kernel essays in class.  Below are the text structures for each one we wrote. Students will select one kernel essay to develop into a full essay.

A Memory

1. Where I was, what I was doing

2. What happened first

3. What happened next

4. What happened last

5. Final thoughts

Discovering a Lie

1. What I believed

2. But then I found out

3.So now I know

4. What I think of the person who lied

Tribute to Person Who Taught You Something

1. What the lesson in

2. Flashback to the lesson

3. Description of person

4. Words the person said

5. What you wish you could find out now from the person

Backfire

1. I did this

2. Because of

3. What I was hoping for

4. But instead this happened

5. So now I think

Writing Contest

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Students are invited to participate in the Write Michigan Contest.  The contest is open to anyone, any age, and any topic!  Two age categories 17 and under, and 18 and up.

Short story writers, grab your pencils for the
first annual Write Michigan Contest
presented by Kent District Library,
Grand Rapids Public Library
and Schuler Books & Music.

Writers of all ages can enter,
with cash prizes awarded for
Readers’ Choice and Judges’ Choice.
Winning entries will also be published by
Chapbook Press in both print and eBook format.

Entries accepted September 4 – November 30, 2012

  • One story per author
  • Maximum story length: 3000 words
  • Entry fee: $10.00 for 18 and older
    (free for 17 and younger)
  • Contest open to Michigan residents only

Check out the attached documents for the Write Michigan contest!

 

See their blog or go directly to their website to find out more information.

Blog:  http://blog.kdl.org/?p=13992

Website: http://www.writemichigan.org/