Frances Dowell Books

During our long time of writing our books, I have learned a lot of new strategies and things to think about while I’m writing my story.  I learned about the What If questions first to start off my story and use my own imagination to create whatever I want. I also learned about the sticks and stones and that I’m supposed to think about them while I’m writing my story to make it more interesting in the middle or the beginning so it doesn’t get boring.  Another thing that I learned is the monster problem at the end so it’s like a big rounding up on what I wrote and then it makes it super interesting at the end the protagonist wins or the “monster” wins but it’s like a big wrapping up at the end to finish off your story.

During the feedback process I got a lot of information to add to my story to make it more interesting and add a little bit more detail so that my reader can picture it in their mind while they’re  reading my story. I also remember that when I first started writing my book I actually got the idea from an actual event that happened which was when the cockroach actually walked through our classroom which is funny. Then I decided to add that to my story so we would have like an interesting beginning but then it would turn into something else and then suspense would start to happen then all of a sudden the first sticks and stones problem. I was also told that my story was very interesting and there was a lot I could change at any given moment.

I remember the feedback that Frances Dowell gave back to me and it really did help me to add more detail and make it more interesting like my friends told me but Frances actually helped give me an exact place where I could make it more interesting and add more detail. Another thing  Frances told me was that my story was great and it was very suspenseful and she liked how it jumped from one place to another place and he kept the story moving at a good pace.

Something that I am really proud of is how my story turned out and how that it was interesting and everybody who read it really like the beginning and the setting. A lot of people also liked the topic of my story and that there is a kidnapper and how kids go missing.

Frances Dowell, I have one question for you, when did you start writing and why did you decide to start writing and what motivated you?

Thank you for helping us with our books and thank you for all the feedback you gave us and all the time you spent with us.


Window Or Mirror?

This blog I am going to be looking at if Diary Of A Wimpy Kid is more of a “Window” or a “Mirror!” The Window or Mirror is how the book is different  from you “window” or reflects to you “mirror.”

First let us start with the “window” or how this book is not related to me. The main character Greg has two other brothers one older and one younger. He also has all these imaginations about how the future might turn out or what might happen to him.  Greg is also a bit self conscious about what he looks like but not me! Me and Greg are not really that different!

Now for the “mirror” part or what I connect to him with. He is a boy in middle school just like me. He also went on a crazy vacation in this book and I went on one just like this two years ago! He has a mom and a dad and of course so do I.  Greg doesn’t like playing sports and I don’t like playing some sports either. There are a million more things that I could say that we have in common but this is good start!

The window or a mirror is a fun and tricky question to ask but you can learn a lot more from just doing this once. You can try it too if you want it is very easy!


Daily Habit

It has been a month since I started my daily habit and I am progressing very well! Every day I try to go and walk either outside or inside and I also try to do a pull up every day too. I first started this with my daily plank with the class and each day we added more time to our plank. Eventually I got better at it.

So, I thought what my own habit should be 🤔. Then I got it! What were the two things I was really bad at? Walking for long distances and pull ups! So that is where I got my idea from because I knew whatever I did if I did it for a long time I would get a bit better every day. So if you decide to do something like this just remember to commit to it and don’t give up! Bye 👋.

What Kind of Punctuation am I

I am most definitely a question mark because I always want to know what is going on. Like if I am eating dinner and my parents are talking I always ask what they are talking about or if my friends are talking, I always ask what they are talking about.  One time me and my friends were playing Fortnite and they were talking about a different game called Call Of Duty and I kept on asking what it was about and in the end they told me that they were talking about a special game mode that I knew nothing about. So I got that game and it turned out to be very fun. Asking questions has helped me out a lot and I know a lot of stuff that can help me like some assignments or how to play that new game because the tutorial did not help me that much so I had to learn most from experience and my friends. So in conclusion I ask a lot of questions and I always need to know what people around me are talking about.


Daily Habits

A few weeks ago we did a plank challenge! What we did was every two days we added ten seconds to the plank. It got harder and harder until the class was up to three and a half minutes! The day before winter break we had the final plank challenge to go as long as we could. I went for about six minutes! So this was our plank challenge.

A few days ago I started my own daily habits. Mine are to go on a walk or run and to do at least one pull up. Each day when I do these things I get better and I can go for a longer period of time.  Right now I have done a 4 laps around my neighborhood which is like 4 kilometers and I have done 2 pull ups. This daily habit is a bit tough for me but I will get better eventually. So I hope that you where inspired a little bit today to go make a daily habit it can be anything you choose.

What I Like To Do

I like to play a video game called Rocket League! This game has lots of versions but the most popular one is called Trios. In this mode it is one team versus another.  It is soccer with cars and to win you your team needs to score the most goals.  It is fun because you can customize your car to your liking.  You can do cool tricks with the car like fly ride on the walls and the ceiling!

I love playing Rocket League with my friends you should try it out sometime to.  And this is what I like to do in my free time.

Wisdom Tales Comic

This is my Wisdom Tale Comic! The title of my comic is A Dispute In Sign Language and the moral is don’t assume. I chose this wisdom tale because I really enjoyed reading it and I thought it would be interesting to make a comic about it. I learned how to make a comic and how to draw from Sketchbook and change pencils. This experience has been fun.

Life At Home For A Week

For one week after Thanksgiving break, I was at home for one week. During this week I had more calls and meetings and a bit more work. I felt more awake and focused really but I did get a bit stressed day to day. One tip I can tell you is that don’t procrastinate because it will mess up your schedule and that will make you much more stressed. You will start messing up on assignments and fall behind so do all that you need to do. Another thing is to make sure you are on time for your meetings. This was my time for one week of school remote.
See you all in my next post.

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