Write Right All Stars

$600 for 20 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning 

 

Assignments

Students will be given the opportunity to have their novels published through Marfa House's, Young Writer's Program. 

This class is for the creation of novels. Academic Warriors offers students the opportunity to create short stories through the Creating the Perfect Story course.

This three month writing series takes place during Camp NANOWRIMO and NANOWRIMO. NANOWRIMO stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an annual event that encourages writers to complete the first draft of their story in one month. This class will consist of 10 pre-writing lessons two months before NANOWRIMO or Camp NANOWRIMO, 5 writing workshops during before NANOWRIMO or Camp NANOWRIMO, and 5 writing process lessons after NANOWRIMO or Camp NANOWRIMO. We will be using the NANOWRIMO Young Writer's Program Workbook. STUDENTS MAY NOT START WRITING THEIR NOVELS UNTIL AFTER OUR SESSION ON NOVEMBER 1 for NANOWRIMO or CAMP NANOWRIMO during APRIL 1 or JULY 1.

 

Subjects

Writing

Ages

13 - 17 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Welcome to Camp Write Right

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will explain the NaNoWriMo project and it's basic mission. 

Students will understand the writing process.

Students will practice their writing skills by answering a writing prompt.

Students will identify their inner editor and remove it until December 1, May 1 or August 1.

Students will create and maintain a safe, respectful writing space.

HOMEWORK

Bring a copy of your favorite book to the next class.

Session 2: What Makes a Novel, A Novel?

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will describe the characteristics and purpose of the novel form.

Students will create a visual, written and oral advertisement for their favorite novel.

Students will orally summarize the plot of their chosen novel in order to pique the peer's interest in their book.

HOMEWORK

Read "The Lost Camper" by Allison Bruning. Be ready to discuss the story with the class in the next session. 

 

Session 3: Great Novel, Bad Novel

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will distinguish between good and bad novels. 

The class will discuss "The Lost Camper" by Allison Bruning.

Students will describe successful and least successful qualities of their favorite books. 

Students will comprehend constructive criticism. 

HOMEWORK

None 

Session 4: Creating Well-Developed Characters

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify different types of characters found in novels and use literary clues to determine their traits.

Students will develop complex characters for their novels. 

Students will write short response from a writing prompt.

HOMEWORK:

Finish creating your characters.

Session 5: Creating Conflict

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will discriminate between internal and external conflict.

Students will write short response from a writing prompt.

Students will create conflict for their novels. 

HOMEWORK

Finish creating the conflict for your novel. 

Session 6: Elements of Plots

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand the literary terms set-up, inciting incident, rising action and how they relate to a novel.

Students will create their novel's set-up, inciting incident and rising action.

HOMEWORK

Finish creating your plot rollercoaster and prepared to use it class next time. 

 

Session 7: Paradigm

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand and develop a plot paradigm for their novel.

Students will understand and identify plot and conflict. 

Students will develop the storyline for their own novels.

HOMEWORK

Finish your plot paradigm. 

Session 8: Setting and Mood

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will write for a short period of time using sensory words to describe different settings.

Students will understand how settings can be used in a novel to create moods.

Students will create highly descriptive settings for their own novels. 

HOMEWORK

Keep a log as you go through your daily life. Record the most fascinating, funny, off and/or dramatic conversation you hear. You can even watch TV and use those conversations. Be prepared to share your conversation or conversations with the class next session.

Session 9: Setting That Reinforce Characters

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will write for a short period of time using sensory words to describe a given setting in detail.

Students will understand settings can be used to support or mirror characters. 

Students will create highly descriptive settings for their own novels

HOMEWORK

Finish your comic strips.

Session 10: Writing Really Good Dialogue

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will compare and contrast real-life conversations and novel dialogue. 

Students will develop dialogue that accurately portrays the vocabulary of their characters.

Students will create dialogue for their novels using accurate dialogue tags and correct dialogue conventions.  

HOMEWORK

Write two scenes from your novel where the dialogue is ordinary, close to real speech and non-specific, but the actions and tones of the characters are described in detail in the dialogue tags. Be sure to use indents, quotation marks, and correct end punctuation as you write your dialogue. 

Session 11: Setting Goals

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will prepare for NaNoWriMo by setting their novel writing goals.

HOMEWORK

Start writing on the first of April, July or November. 

Session 12: Beginnings

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand the four places where a story can begin.

Students will develop multiple beginnings for their novels and choose which one they like the best. 

Students will start writing their novels.

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Session 13: Sub-Plotting 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will continue writing their novels.

Experiment with the pacing of their novel by creating subplots. 

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Session 14: Experimenting with Sequence and Structure

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will use chronological and non-chronological approaches in their novel.

Students will use descriptive transitions and orienting devices to help the reader to understand what is happening in their story.

Students will write their novels. 

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Session 15: Lists, Lists, Lists and Lists of Lists

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will write for a short period of time.

Students will use sensory words to develop their plots and characters.

Students will boast their word count.

Students will write their novels. 

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Session 16: Cleaning It Up

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process.

Students will revise their novels.

HOMEWORK

Proofread your novel.

Session 17: The Second Draft

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will understand key skills authors use while writing their second drafts.

HOMEWORK

Finish your second draft.

Session 18: Editing

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will edit their peer's work using proofreading marks.

HOMEWORK

Read your peer's story and use the proofreading marks to edit the story

Revise the fist few pages of your novel based on the feedback you received in class. 

Session 19: The Final Draft 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will use the criticism they received from their editor to write their second draft. 

Students will understand key skills authors use while writing their final drafts.

Students will develop the blurb, author's bio, dedication, key words and categories. 

HOMEWORK

Finish your final draft and email it abruning@bigbendpro.com.

Session 20: Publishing

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand the publishing process.

Students will understand the differences between self publishing and traditional publishing.

Students will understand the publishing contract.

Write Right

All Stars

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