SHARING POWERFUL ENDINGS
Some of you have written an ending you feel proud of. Others of you are still reaching for words and sentences to end your story in the "perfect" way. This is something published authors struggle with again and again, often drafting 20 or 30 endings before choosing the one that is best. Tonight, continue to explore a few different ways your ending might go. Have your guardian give you suggestions and/or ideas.
Does your ending grab the reader's attention? Does your ending leave the reader with something to think about?
- COPY AND PASTE YOUR ORIGINAL ENDING TO YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ENDING YET, WRITE ONE UP LIKE YOU DID IN CLASS TODAY.
- REWRITE A NEW ENDING THAT'S DIFFERENT FROM YOUR ORIGINAL ENDING. ASK A GUARDIAN FOR SUGGESTIONS.
- WE SHOULD SEE SOME KIND OF AN ENDING ON BLOGGER TONIGHT.
- DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT ON EACH OTHER'S WORK.
STRATEGIES FOR ELABORATING
- slow down the action
- add dialogue
- give details
- show small actions
- add internal thinking