This Week’s Story: The No Guitar Blues by Gary Soto
Follow the “Write from the Beginning” writing process and write a paper in response to the following
prompt: Write a personal narrative about a time you were dishonest and the events that led up to
it and the events that followed.
Answer the odd questions on the back of this paper in your spiral notebooks. Use complete
sentences, lots’ of details, number your paper, and be sure to put a heading on your paper.
Using this week’s words:
Find context clues
Define word from dictionary
Write a sentence and illustrate each word
Create a Crossword Puzzle. Using the graph paper, write in vocabulary words and give clues.
Trade within the group or with a partner and try to figure out each other’s puzzles.
Create 5 discussion questions about Look through the story and find an
this week’s story. example of each the following: Nouns,
adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns,
Trade with a partner and answer each and proper nouns.
Extra credit: You may work on a mad lib with a
Write a character map of one of the partner.
main characters. Then draw a picture
of that character on the back
Extra Credit 10 pts each
Total possible: 130 Total pts. Earned: __________