Character Sketch Ms. Marshall-Krauss 8th Grade English Prewriting Character Sketch--a written description of a character without necessarily including a narrative story. Prewriting Draw a picture of a hero that you create. Be sure to include any identify traits in your picture. Prewriting Continued •On the bottom of page 2 in your spiral, create a circle with the titles like this one. •Next, fill in each section with at least three ways to describe your character. If you finish early, add to the lists Writing On page 3 write your first draft of your character sketch. Paragraph #1 should be about how your character looks #2 should be how your character thinks and feels. #3 should be how you character acts. Writing On page 3 write your first draft of your character sketch. • Paragraph #1 should introduce the character. • #2 should be about how your character looks • #3 should be how your character thinks and feels. • #4 should be how you character acts. • #5 should be your final thoughts and conclusion. Revising--Word Choice Use exact word to express your ideas. In your groups create a list of interesting words to use in writing. On your partner’s paper, highlight any words you think could be more precise or interesting. Revising--Word Choice Steel Clover Scarlet Sepia Turquoise Coffee Lavender Lime Mauve Ruby Magenta Plum Maroon Cobalt Sea Foam Navy Revising--Sentence Fluency Using a variety of sentences to improve the “flow” of your writing. Revising Sentence Fluency I have a back yard. I live in a house. The back yard has trees. My house is brick. The trees provide shade. My house is red. The yard has flowers. I have a garage. The flowers are colorful. The garage is attached. The flowers are fragrant. The garage is wood. The yard has grass. The garage is brown. The grass is green. Revising Switch papers and You must use some use the post it sentence fluency notes to rewrite and word choice sentences using the revision in your strategies final paper. provided.
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