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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 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 144 Views 424 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 67 Views 518 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and evidence from the provided articles, pupils come up with their own theories on how people make it through obstacles and compose narrative essays on this topic.
6th - 12th Language Arts 64 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 114 Views 219 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
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 106 Views 452 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 19 Views 229 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 12 Views 7 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 139 Views 721 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write a Strong Ending for a Narrative
The end is near. After all the brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising, it is time for young writers to conclude their personal narratives. Reading back over their drafts, children generate lists of the different emotions they felt throughout their stories.
5 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Organize Ideas Chronologically for a Narrative
First things first. Before writing a personal narrative, young authors must plan out a sequence of events to include in the story. Learners accomplish this by imagining their topic as a movie playing in their mind's eye, moving step-by-step through the important events.
5 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Develop Events in a Narrative Using Description and Dialogue
Dialogue really brings a story to life and can reveal a lot about its characters, plot, and setting. Explore how this literary technique is used to engage an audience as young writers begin drafting their narrative response to The Story of Dr.
7 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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
New Review Narrative Writing
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives about literature, story writing, and composition skills.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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 27 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Built around a moving short film about second chances and tough choices, this lesson mixes grammar, prediction, and narrative writing. Pupils practice with adjectives and prefixes before moving on to the film. The resource directs you to pause the film at specific points to ask the provided questions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Hooked, Introduction for a Narrative
How can you interest your reader? Here is a great lesson plan 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 47 Views 443 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable