Your Writing Territories

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My Writing Territories
Your Writing Territories
• What is a territory?
• Your Territories are the things you
write about.
• Topics
• Genres or Types of Writing
• Audiences for your writing
• Your territories can be things you
have written about, or want to try to
write about.
• Territories are about:
• Who you are as a person.
• Roles you have in life: Student, Child,
Friend, Athlete, Musician, etc.
• Territories are your own personal
idea bank!!
Mr. A’s Writing Territories- Topics
• Story/Book Ideas
• A Young Adult story
about life in Middle
School.
• A Mystery novel idea
• Places I’ve Been
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Africa
Europe
Soccer Trips
The Oregon Coast
The Mountains
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My parents
My Wife
My Cats
My Son Derek
Being a parent
• My Family
• Coaching
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Becoming a cat person
Politics
How to make schools
better.
Music- U2
World Issues:
• Poverty
• AIDS in Africa
• Rich vs. Poor
• Becoming a teacher
• Being a teacher
• Why I’m not a lawyer or
a politician.
• What it means to
believe in something.
• The Chris’: My Best
Friends
• Why does life have to
be hard?
Mr. A’s Writing Territories- Genres
or Styles of Writing
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Paragraphs
Essays
Short Stories
Novels
Chapters of a
book
• Poetry
• Editorials
• Letters
• Informative
Letters
• Persusasive
Letters
• Letters to the
Editor
• Memoir- A
personal story
from my life
• Newspaper
Column
• Song Lyrics
Mr. A’s Writing TerritoriesAudiences for My Writing
• You- My Students
• Other Teachers
• My Writing Group
from the Summer
• My wife and
family
• My Friends
• Writing Contests
• Writing Magazines
• People to get a
piece of writing
published.
• Publishers
• Editors
• Literary Agents
In collecting your writing
territories, consider…
• Memories
• Early, Earlier or
Recent
• Idiosyncracies
• Things that you
do that are
totally unique to
you.
• Problems
• Dreams
• Understandings
• Itches
Understandings
• Confusions
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Passions
Sorrows
Risks
Accomplishments
Fears/Worries
Family
Friends
Fads
Favorites- old and
new
• Pets- old and new
In collecting your writing
territories, consider…
• Teachers- old and
new
• Places
• School, camp,
trips, times
away
• Hobbies
• Sports
• Games
• Music
• Books
• Poems
• Songs
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Movies
Writers and artists
Food
Pet peeves
Beloved things
• Objects and
possessions;
both old and
new
• The things you
love in life
• The things you
love about life.
Creating your territories
• On Page 3 of your notebook, create this chart with
the title: “My Writing Territories”
Places
Things
People
Events
Creating your Territories
• Fill in as many things as you
can think of in this chart.
• Then on the next page of your
notebook, title it “My Writing
Territories”
• Write down topics for you to write
about
• Write down types of writing you
want to do or try
• Write down ideas for audiences for
your writing.

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