Writing Project

Estimated Time: 45 - 60 minutes

One way to become a better writer is to read good writing.


This week read "Invisibility" by Maile Meloy on page 80 of Breakfast on Mars and 37 other Delectable Essays.

6 Traits of Writing Rubric:

This month in our 6 Traits of Writing Rubric, we are going to focus on the trait Word Choice, which is shown in the second row. Word Choice and Observational Writing are closely related.

As you are working on your writing project this month, be sure to choose words that paint a picture in the mind of your reader.

Writing Project

Your writing project for this month is to rewrite a scene from the book from two other perspectives.

For this week, try your hand at this by choosing a scene from your reading so far and rewrite it from only one other perspective.

You could choose a different character and still use first-person point of view. You could choose an omniscient point of view. Or, you could choose a variation of third-person point of view.

Remember this important tidbit from the article your read in the Read, Write and Learn Section:

"You can use perspective in all points of view to help define your narrator’s attitude and personality. The character’s perspective affects how he feels about certain experiences or other characters."

Share your writing with us in the comments below.

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