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									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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