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  Pick a descriptive word from the text, write it down and, using a thesaurus, write down five synonyms and  antonyms for that word. Re-read a chapter – pick out X number of words that you feel are powerful words and that you could use in  your own writing How does the story hook you in at the beginning? Make a list of words and phrases that you feel are  effective in making you want to read on. Draw and label a character or a setting from a description in the book. Choose a descriptive passage and make a list of examples of vivid imagery – similes, metaphors, alliteration,  noun phrases etc. Choose a key moment in the book and change the event. Re-write the following chapter… Rewrite a chapter as a playscript. Think of 5 questions you would like to ask one of the characters. Swap these with someone else in your  group and write the answers as if you were that character. List the words and phrases used to create an atmosphere, such as ‘scary’ or ‘spookiness’ ‘tension’ ‘relaxed’ Write about what a character might be thinking or feeling at different stages of the story. You could write  it in the first person, or in a speech bubble. Predict what might happen when you are about halfway through a book. Write your prediction in the form 
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course EDUCATION 321 taught by Professor Profneeley during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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