Writing Process 1. Brainstorm -Write a list of all the possible ideas for the prompt. -Circle your choice and come up with at least 3 things that you could write about. 2. Plan (Outline or Map) -Plan what you are going to write about in each paragraph. -You need at least 3 ideas for each. 3. Rough Draft -Great Grabber Use one of the Great Grabber Strategies Start with a Sound Start with an Action Start with Dialogue (Conversation) Set up a Scene or Mood Start with a Question Use a Combination -First Idea ELABORATE on this idea (SHOW NOT TELL) -Second Idea ELABORATE on this idea (SHOW NOT TELL) -Third Idea ELABORATE on this idea (SHOW NOT TELL) -Sweet Ending Reflect Back on Why Learn a Lesson Touch them Emotionally 4. Edit and Revise -Count the number of words that you have. Our goal is 400-450 words that have well elaborated ideas. -Use Ratiocenation to Edit and Revise -Put a red square around the first letter in each sentence and a red circle around the ending punctuation marks. This helps you look for complete sentences and avoid run-ons. -Underline Adjectives in Purple. -Underline Adverbs in Orange. -Underline any Figurative Language in Green. -Highlight Complex Sentences. 5. Final Draft -Use your very best handwriting.