Every Thursday morning our class does an activity called Literature Circles. There are 4 groups and each group reads a different book. When we finished our book, we did a podcast. And then after that we reflected on it in a way called “Read like a Writer”.
We are judging the book with our own point of view on the voice of the story, the sentence fluency, the ideas, the organization of the ideas, the word choice and the conventions, which ate things like grammar, spelling and punctuation. These are called the 6 traits of writing.
The 6 traits of writing are some things that can guide you to make a story great. Ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions. Here is my point of view of view on the 6 traits of writing on the short-listed book, The Game of the Goose by Ursula Dubosarsky.
In this paragrph, it mentions that the children find ‘cracks and holes and loose boards, because children do’. I think that that idea refers to how children can be curious and like to explore.
The organization of the ideas in this paragraph is ok. But in between the sentences there aren’t a lot of pauses, but I think that we are meant to read it fast.
The voice in this part of the sounds like she got the technique of saying the paragraph quickly from maybe another author. But it still sounds a bit like Ursula.
Here is my reflection.
While reading a text, I have considered using an ellipsis when someone is talking to unsureness in their voice. I have also discovered more about how not using full stops and commas in story writing, can help you achieve the purpose of intensifying And if you want something t be suspenceful, breaking a sentence into separate parts helps.
I think that the ellipsis could help me with story writing at times, because sometimes I like a bit of uncertainty in my writing. I like to write horror stories and I think that all of these techniques can help me create an even better one.