Margin Notes

CRAFT STUDIO: SHOUT BY LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON

May
02

ShoutWhat I Was Reading:

Shout, Laurie Halse Anderson’s newest book, written in verse, is both a memoir and a call to action against censorship, sexual assault, and the silencing of victims.

What Moves I Notice the Writer Making:

  • In this section the author uses a numbered list to write short narratives to help the reader understand her year in grade 9.
  • Some of the numbered items recount events and some reveal her internal thinking and struggles.

Possibilities for Writers:

  • This piece could be used to help students reflect on a year in their life.
  • Use the title “ninth grade: my year of living stupidly” to create your own title “____ grade: my year of living_______”
  • Students can then use a numbered list to include short pieces of writing that reveal why this was their year of living ______”

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