Refining our writing through revision
How to construct syntactically interesting sentences.
So, we’ll start with an essay from Dave Eggers. Read and then–in pairs–pull out 3 sentences to break down syntactically to see how they work. I’ll do an early one to show you how it’s done.
Afterward, I’ll go through sentences 11-20 and give you some other options.
Next, we’ll give you time to discuss with your writing partner what your message/stories are. And then we’ll write. After we’ve had some time to engage in fevered composition, we’ll drop choice bits onto QuickieQ and comment as a full class.
Then, if we have time: let’s look at colons (well, the punctuation mark).
HW: Finish the personal essay and have it printed for Wednesday. Monday bring your Independent book.
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