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A Picture Book Writing Lesson from WritingFix
Focus Trait: IDEA DEVELOPMENT Support Trait: VOICE

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Welcome to this Lesson:

Other Bad Cases to Write about

solving an original character's problem with voice and emotion

This lesson was built for WritingFix after being proposed by Northern Nevada teacher Annalisa Walker at an SBC-Sponsored inservice class.

The mentor text:

David Shannon's A Bad Case of Stripes will easily inspire your students to create original "Bad Case" stories!


Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

The writer will plan an original story where an unusual affliction affects a character and is eventually solved. The students will use strong and memorable details as they convey their original "bad case of ___" stories. In their final drafts, students will attempt to make their readers feel the same emotions that their story characters feel.

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6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait in this writing assignment is idea development; strong details that "paint pictures on the reader's mind" should be encouraged throughout the writing process.  The support trait in this assignment is voice; during drafting and revision, students should be encouraged to add emotional words to help convey their characters' plights.


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