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Pages
3 Pages
Subject
Composition, Other
Languages
English
Product
Digital
Grade
7th, 8th, 9th
Resource Type
Assignments, Literacy Centers, Printables
Standard
Common Core English Language Arts Standards

Description

This creative writing resource focuses on writing a descriptive vignette that includes the literary devices, simile, assonance, and personification. It promotes artistic expression and fluency with words, both of which can influence future writing and lead to academic success.

Components of 'Writing a Vignette about a Childhood Memory"
Original Mentor Text: "The Great Spirit"
Using Literary Devices to Intensify Meaning (simile/assonance/personification)
Using Sensory Images to Enrich Your Writing
Passive and Active Voice
Questions to Inspire Reflection
Formatting Your Vignette
Polishing Your Writing
Rubric

Excerpt
Deep in the land where the Cherokee once roamed, I untangled silken strands from corn wrapped in thick, green husks. Seeking to please my grandmother, I placed the ripened ears in her basket as we harvested during the hottest days of autumn. She and I were unlike the ancient Mayans of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. They believed their gods created humans from kernels of maize. For my family, corn was nothing more than an abundant source of nourishment, food to fill our empty bellies. Texas, the land I called home, was abundant in corn, wheat, cotton fields, and legends.
This creative writing resource focuses on writing a descriptive vignette that includes the literary devices, simile, assonance, and personification. It promotes artistic expression and fluency with words, both of which can influence future writing and lead to academic success. Components... more
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