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Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory details and one rich in description.
8th Language Arts 139 Views 420 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 65 Views 517 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Joy Luck Club: Narrative and Point of View
Discuss point of view when a novel has multiple narrators. Using the first section of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, learners analyze the characters of June Woo, An-Mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, and Ying-Ying St. Clair. They write about one character's strengths and weaknesses that they can see so far, and analyze how the novel is improved by using more than one narrator.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing Workshop
Aspiring writers will appreciate the narrative writing planner, the writing process template, and the narrative writing example provided by Inspiration Software. The templates demystify and make visual the steps involved in planning, drafting, and revising a narrative.
6th - 12th Language Arts 112 Views 217 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative and Point of View
Use "The Tell-Tale Heart" to approach point of view and the impact of a narrator. Pupils find specific textual examples of the narrator's derangement and form a personality before discussing a passage to determine some plot points. Class members then consider what the story would be like with a different narrator and write about which narrator they think would be most effective.
9th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. Your class uses descriptive language to illuminate and analyze characters. Similarly, they compare and contrast texts, plots, settings, themes and characters.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 132 Views 720 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Call of the Wild: Narrative and Point of View
Examine Buck and the point of view of the narrator in Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Start off with small group discussion. The plan provides three passages for group members to analyze. Next, ask individuals to flip the relationship between main character and narrator and narrate stories from their own lives, but from the point of view of a pet or other animal.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure to use exact verbs in their story.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 101 Views 449 Downloads CCSS: Designed
You Can't Tell it All!: Narrowing the Focus of Personal Narratives
Work on narrative skills by discovering how to be focused in writing. Upper graders will brainstorm the importance of focus in texts. They study transparencies of a narrative story from a 4th grade student. Then they study the focus of the writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 17 Views 228 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review In the Time of the Butterflies: Narrative and Point of View
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is written from many points of view. Discuss the unique way she reveals the plot as well as the general benefits and downfalls of various points of view. Next, have class members write their own pieces, playing with point of view as they narrate a personal experience.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore how photographs can represent a whole story to a viewer. Middle schoolers work on narrative writing techniques in this lesson, focusing on photographs from the New York Times to write first-person descriptive narratives. Additionally, you could bring in your own photographs, or have class members bring in photographs that they could use to write an autobiographical narrative.
6th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Structure of Natural Narratives
Class pairs select a prompt from a provided list and tell (and record) their story to their partner. They then examine linguist William Labov's model for natural narratives, and apply his model to their tale. Next, class members watch clips from the film Stream of Life, and again label sections of the narrative, using the provided analysis worksheet.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 14 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Joy Luck Club: The Plot Unfolds
Map the most important events and turning points from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. After a group discussion from the previous lesson's homework assignment, kids create a timeline to chart the important events from the novel with passages that represent each event.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Hooked, Introduction for a Narrative
How can you interest your reader? Here is a great instructional activity on reading and discussing the characteristics of a narrative. Elementary schoolers explore writing techniques to hook the reader. They identify their hook and share their introductions in small groups.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 46 Views 441 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Personal Narrative
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing in a speaker or sketching scenes to accompany the narrative.
6th - 8th Language Arts 77 Views 331 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration Narrative Writing Workshop
Help your learners write narratives using technology tools. This lesson focuses in particular on the educational software Inspiration. Class members use Inspiration to develop a diagram or outline. After revision and editing, this diagram becomes the basis for a final draft.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Narrative Writing Workshop
Narrative writing is accessible when you reveal the not so mysterious writing process! Although this writer's workshop lesson is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce pupils to Inspiration Software. Screenshots offer a visual guide to creating a narrative template, from brainstorming to publishing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Wizard of Earthsea: Narrative and Point of View
Take a close look at point of view by considering the narrator in Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. Class members discuss her choice of narrator and the literary style of the book before responding to one of two writing prompts in essay format.
7th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Success Criteria for Narrative Writing
Encourage your young writers to include all the necessary elements of narrative writing. The resource, which could be used as a poster or handout, includes a brief list of criteria for pupils to meet.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 26 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Their Eyes Were Watching God: Narrative and Point of View
Can a novel have an omniscient narrator and still show character point of view? Explore text structure with a lesson about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Several discussion questions encourage kids to examine the way the book is set up, as well as different character relationships.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable