Author in You - Carmen Deedy Classroom Activities









Activities for Carmen Deedy
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Activities for Carmen Deedy Interview

Activity #1
AKS:
(1LA_D2005-47) draft writing to capture ideas and develop fluency
(1LA_D2005-48) write a minimum of three sentences related to a topic
(1LA_D2005-49) write stories with a beginning, middle and end using appropriate descriptive word choice
(2LA_D2005-45) write stories with a setting, characters, and a beginning, middle and end
(2LA_D2005-46) write a minimum of five sentences related to a topic
(3LA_D2005-40) develop a clear topic with an organizational plan that matches purpose, genre, expectations, audience and length
(3LA_D2005-43) write ideas in story form with attention to sequence, main ideas and supporting details
(4LA_D2005-32) write compositions of three or more paragraphs, including a clear topic with examples, details, transitions within and between paragraphs, and closing/clincher sentence
(4LA_2005-35) revise writing to improve fluency, content (descriptive words, strong verbs), organization and style, to match purposes with audience
(5LA_2005-36) write ideas in story form with attention to beginning, sequence, main ideas, supporting details, characters, point of view, conflict and closing/clincher sentence
(5LA_2005-37) write a response to literature that is interpretive, evaluative and reflective
(5LA_2005-38) use transitions between ideas and paragraphs
(5LA_2005-39) revise writing to improve fluency, content (descriptive words and phrases), organization and style, to match purposes with audience

In the interview, Carmen talked about the initiation of her stories. She outlines her story with the beginning, middle, and end.
1.Using this procedure, have the students write their story.
2.After the structure of the story has been planned, begin rewriting the story adding details. Refer to the interview when Carmen cautions the writer about adding just the right amount of details to make the story interesting. Lack of details, the reader is not involved in the story. The wrong details, the reader is still not involved in the story. As Carmen stated, “It’s a fine line.”

Note: Even if the writer chooses a different way to write their next story, adding the correct details will be an ongoing process.

Activity #2
AKS:
(2LA_D2003-42) revise writing to improve fluency, topic, word choice, style, sentence structure, and organization
(2LA_D2003-48) use available technology to assist in writing
(3LA_D2003-52) revise writing to improve content, organization, and personal expression
(3LA_D2003-55) use available technology to assist in writing
(4LA_D2003-37) revise writing to improve fluency, content (descriptive words, strong verbs), organization, and style to match purposes with audience
(4LA_D2003-42) use available technology to assist in writing
(5LA_D2003-42) revise writing to improve fluency, content (descriptive words, strong verbs), organization, and style to match purposes with audience
(5LA_D2003-46) use available technology to assist in writing

After the children have written their stories and revised:
Have the students use the Student Writing Center, another desktop publishing program, or Microsoft Word to write, edit, and publish the final story.