MS. COLELLA'S ELA CLASS
Make sure you complete your green Reflection form for your Personal Narrative. This will be kept with your narrative in your green folder until we prepare for Student-led conferences. Your narrative will be evidence of your writing process required for the fall portfolio.
Exceeds! Tonight at 5:30 PM "The New Allure of the City" by Alex Krieger at the Portland High School auditorium. Free and open to the public. Go to the lecture and jot down a few key points that will help us with our Portland-ability expedition. Write down something that will be helpful for us as we think about our guiding question: How do we plan for sustainable growth in Portland for 2025? Show me the notes and earn "exceeds"! See flyer below for more info. See you tonight!
Writer's Notebook work for tonight:
Writing from Questions--
Become curious about: Portland, your neighborhood, buildings and houses you walk by, a park, a street, a corner, ANYTHING! Write a list of questions you have about anything you let yourself be curious about in Portland. If your list runs dry, write about one of the questions.
WRITE FOR 20-30 minutes on your questions.
Work on your narrative: Explode a moment, add 'thought shots', and details that help to develop characters, plot structure, and themes.
Final draft due: Thursday, October 13 for sequence 3 and Friday, October 14 for all other sequences. Come in early for extra time if needed.
Pick a "seed idea" from your writer's notebook that you will develop into a personal narrative.
A rough draft of this personal narrative is due on Thursday, October 6.
Look at the criteria for the "structure" on the handout from today's class to guide your writing. You can also look to the back of the same handout for a personal story graphic organizer.
Remember that your narrative must contain a theme or lesson and show character change or development.