Tue. 2/27 – Writing About Your Passions and Inspirations

WRITE DOWN YOUR HOMEWORK – Finish your novel by Friday and be prepared to write a review/essay.

TODAY’S GOAL IS TO continue yesterday’s reflection about your passions and inspirations, and write about them.

DO NOW – Open to yesterday’s notebook work.  Look over your list of ideas.  If you haven’t done so, choose one to write about.  Your heading should be “Who Inspires Me” or “What I am passionate about”

WRITING CHOICE 1 – Describe your passion for some activity in your life.  Provide VIVID IMAGERY and create a clear MOOD that will inspire your reader.

  • Tell a story.  Draw us into the details of your experience doing something you love.
  • Express feelings.  Share the range of emotions you experience in this activity.
  • Describe the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and physical sensations of your experience.
  • Show, don’t tell.  Let the details impress us, not your own opinions.  

WRITING CHOICE 2 – Describe someone who inspires you through their actions and/or abilities.  Provide VIVID IMAGERY and create a clear MOOD that will inspire your reader as well.

  • Introduce this person/these people.  Describe who they are, and explain how you know about them or are connected to them.
  • Tell a story.  Draw us into the details of their actions and abilities.
  • Express feelings. Share the range of emotions you experience while observing these individuals.
  • Describe the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and physical sensations of  what you witness.
  • Show, don’t tell.  Let the details impress us, not your own opinions.

When you finish, you can (1) Read your novel, (2) Complete a project assignment, (3) Revise a project assignment, or (4) Read another novel.