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How do you end a narrative? Writers determine how imaginative narratives can be written as circular stories, including a logical ending. They listen to stories while completing an activity on the overhead about things that are real and imaginary. Then, they practice writing imaginative narrative using the "Real - Imaginary - Real" format.
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. Consider having them practice creating hooks with different types of sentences, too (declarative, interrogative, imperative, and explanatory)!
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts activity. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their narrative movie script. They work through a writing process to write their narrative. A rubric includes ways for them to focus on precise language and story organization.
Before you read The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, introduce your class to some key vocabulary words. Fifteen new words are located here including impertinent, vestige, and epoch. Readers study the context, definition, synonyms, and antonyms of each vocabulary word.
Imagine that you are a train conductor traveling across the United States! Use this outline to create your own imaginative narrative. There's a small graphic organizer that highlights the main character, setting, plot, secondary characters, secondary setting, and second main event. Then, it's time to create your story opener! Write the actual story on a separate piece of paper.
Part of the Read 180 curriculum for English language learners, this plan prompts writers to sharpen their skills. They select one of four listed personal narrative writing prompts to complete and respond to six questions that require them to review how to write with a first person point of view.
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.
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own research on slavery in the nation. After, they write descriptive stories that reflect what they learned in their research.
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. This resource is packed with extension ideas.