Tuesday we began to look at vocabulary in "The Veldt". For the most part, the words chosen by the author are easy to understand, but occasionally, those vocabulary words really jump out at the reader creating a vivid picture and emphasizing mood and tone of the work.
Your job TUESDAY:
1. Choose 15 words from "The Veldt" which seem to pop off the page for you. If you don't know the meanings, be sure to determine definitions.
2. Discuss the power of a few of your words with your group. WHY would the author choose this word? What mood does it emphasize? What is another word that the author could have chosen?
3. Create an idea for a creative story in which you utilize all 15 vocabulary words.
4. As homework, create a "rough draft" of your story. You will work with this again Wednesday.
**When I say "rough draft", I mean that you need to create a work which includes a beginning, a middle, and an end. The work should be finished, as far as you are concerned. You should not have typos, spelling errors, or vague ideas on the page. The reason it is a ROUGH DRAFT is that I will ask you to do some editing work on it. ---Even Stephen King edits his work years after he writes and finds several changes that he would like to make.
Your job Wednesday:
1. In groups of TWO, read one another's creative story from Tuesday. Is there anything you would like to know? Does the story qualify as a FIVE on your 5-3-1 rubrics for V.O.I.C.E.S?
2. Use the rest of class to edit your paper. Would you like to change organization? How about word choice? Some people probably want to change the entire story. That's okay, but the FINAL DRAFT is due Monday.
No class. HALF DAY!