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Our "Fruit Bowl" Project

posted Sep 19, 2014, 8:44 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Sep 19, 2014, 8:44 AM ]
This week, the 6th grade class will begin its first extension activity: a "fruit bowl" project. This activity comes straight from our reading last week. The idea is that writers use words like painters use paint. When two painters paint the same bowl of fruit, the results are never identical. The same goes for writers. Give different writers the same elements of a story to work with and they will manipulate words differently to create very different works.

For this assignment we will be writing our own “Fruit Bowl” Project. The students' task is to create pieces of writing of any genre that includes the seven elements below. They will begin by drafting at least three different ideas in your journal (some can be short, but not all.) Thy will then choose their favorite two to edit and make into final drafts.

Final drafts should be written with graphics and text features and displayed in a creative way. These will be hung outside the classroom for all of Happy Kids to see how awesome they are. They will also be posted on the class website when they are finished. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work.

The Seven Elements

  1. School
  2. 6th grade English class
  3. A boy screams in agony
  4. A girl snores at her desk
  5. A broken phone
  6. spilled tea
  7. A paper airplane in the principal’s hair