Story Structure & Theme

Goal: Add a theme to the story spine you wrote yesterday. Practice dialogue quotes and colon quotes in order to include them in your narratives.


  • Overdue Library Books: Please return or renew your book today. If you don’t have it with you, write a note in your agenda to bring it back.
  • All work from last week is graded. If you need me to regrade an assignment, please use the Request a Regrade form (tab upper right).
  • If you were absent yesterday, click the Assignment Calendar (right sidebar) to write this week’s assignments in your agenda. Read yesterday’s blog and complete each activity.
  • Share English 7 folder with (1 person left!)
  • Make sure English assignments are inside the folder! (3 people are missing either the English Journal or We Are All Storytellers)
  • REMINDER: Do not turn in to Google Classroom. Just make sure the Doc in in your English 7 folder.

Writer’s Workshop

1) Story Structure: Revise Ex. 1 Part C

  • Go to Drive and open your Story Structure Doc.
  • Review exercise 1, Part C. Revise and edit.



2) Story Structure Ex. 2: THEME

  • After you watch the video, work on Ex. 2 Parts A, B, & C.


Teacher example of story spine with moral

3) No Red Ink Assignment #2: Dialogue Quotes and Flow Quotes

  • Log in to Make sure you log in with Google.
  • Press the Home tab to see your assignments. If you have late assignments, complete them first (see below).
  • If you finish early, press Practice to work on mastery of another topic.

No Red Ink Home Screen


Homework: Finish Story Structure Ex. 2, Read, Charge iPad



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