Grade 6 and 7 Creative Writing Teacher
This Week in Creative Writing:
6th grade is writing adventure stories, either about a trip to space or an island adventure.
Classes are moving to the editing stages this week (Feb 21-24).
7th grade is beginning our "Writing Workshop." Students have been brainstorming their Writing Territories and will be choosing topics for a rough draft in a genre of their choice. Writing Workshop materials, including the guidelines, list of genres, and writing record are available in Files and Documents.
SSR: The Language Arts classes, including Creative Writing, will begin Silent Sustained Reading on Tuesday and Thursday of each week at the beginning of class. Students need to bring a reading book with them to class! :)
Ms. Goode's "Where I'm From" poem
I am from slow cookers,
pork chops and apple sauce,
and sneaking Reese's peanut butter cups
off the top shelf of the pantry.
I am from Broad Run,
dogwood flowers, and the
unfortunate swarm of wasps
that overtook me one day
by the swing set.
I am from "Peace be with you,"
and "Cool your jets,"
and from playing hide-and-seek
in Grandma Dorothy's jumbled up basement.
In my closet, there is a dark-green fleece jacket,
passed down from my mother.
The tag has faded,
but her warmth remains.
I am from the love and strength
with which she guided me.