By now people were pouring out of the gates while the rain picked up into a downpour, turning dirt into mud, puddles into ponds and everyone else into an irritated, soggy mob.
—Grant A, in his post about having to leave ACL
For the past couple of weeks, students have been writing about topics of their choosing, and the results have been wonderful to read. Some students incorporate imagery into short pieces of fiction or personal narrative. Others write expository pieces (though we haven’t introduced that term yet) about topics that interest them.
One aspect of writing we’ll be focusing on more and more is the importance of paragraphing: how it helps the reader follow and understand a piece of writing, and how choices in paragraphing can enhance the mood the writer wants to achieve.
Here is a sampling of this week’s student work:
Amulya and her love of a favorite pair of shoes
Hansika and the anxiety of waiting
Rachel and the experience of adopting her puppy (check out the link to the Humane Society)
Dylan and his scary Halloween night
Emma Bernice and the thrill of a rainstorm
Joseph and the challenge of the P. Scary
Shampurna and the nerves before a piano recital
Ariana and the quiet joy of a moonlit walk on the beach
Hannah and her confrontation with a zombie
Neha and her love of jellybeans (don’t miss the hyperlink to a Pinterest page of incredibly designed desserts!)