Thursday, May 7, 2015

Your Life as a Novel?

Today, we explored how Midlred D. Taylor's biography shapes her writing in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We discussed how authors use their own life experiences, their ideas, and their relationships to help them craft novels. Fiction indeed can come from fact!

You also tried your hands at writing the opening scene of your own life, were it to become a novel. You wrote with great focus and I loved seeing the questions you asked, the themes you explored, and the ways you tried to re-imagine your life as a novel.

Tonight, be sure to review our vocabulary words for our quiz tomorrow: SUFFRAGE, REGISTRAR, INERTIA, TEMERITY, and DISCOURSE. And our extra word: ALOOF!

Also, we are reading up through the end of Chapter 7 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Have an awesome evening! I loved hanging out and talking about writing, tone, and life with you all today!


Mr. R

PS--And here is our board from today in case you need the notes on how authors use their lives in their fiction--especially in opening scenes!

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