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23 resources with the keyterm narrative techniques

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The "Write" Stuff: Strategies and Conventions for Imaginative Writing

For Teachers 6th
A comprehensive and immersive series of lessons that examines various aspects of story development leads learners into writing a narrative of their own. Writers develop an understanding of the writing process as they use the learning...
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Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson plan has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance...
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Stories That Sparkle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Picture books provide the impetus for a study of how authors make plots seem real and characters interesting. After reading several books, class members list the techniques the authors used to enliven their stories and then craft their...
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts instructional activity. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard...
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Character Interviews on NaNo-TV

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Cool! Encourage your class to get to know a story's characters on a whole new level!  Dress like a character and sit for an interview with a TV host. The clear explanations, great examples, and practice activities included in this...
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Literature Circle Guides: Shiloh

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth....
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Choosing an Exceptional Excerpt

For Students 7th - 10th
How do you pick the best excerpt from your novel to submit to a publication? Follow the concise directions on a two-page learning exercise to learn how to select a great excerpt.  Directions detail how to connect to the NaNoWriMo website...
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Six Traits of Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Middle schoolers identify writing techniques in example stories with this story structure instructional activity. After reading the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, they find the differences between it and the original...
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Lesson Plan 7: Setting and Mood

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If your class is participating in National Novel Writing Month, or just doing some creative writing, they should know setting is imperative to a story's mood. Kids begin this lesson with a writing prompt to describe places that are...
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Back to the Beginning!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final exercise in a series of lessons about writing a novel, this resource focuses on how to begin a story. The directions are clear, examples are plentiful, and practice activities provide writers with several possible options....
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Settings That Enhance Mood

For Teachers 7th - 10th
It was a dark and stormy night - or maybe it was a bright and sunny day. Either way, the mood has to be established. Clear directions, interesting examples and detailed prompts lead writers into creating moody settings. As part of a...
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How to Write Really Good Dialogue

For Teachers 9th - 11th
How do you create (and punctuate) really good dialogue so that it moves your story forward and provides strong characterization? Use this literary worksheet loaded with examples, clearly stated directions, and fun exercises.  Fifth in a...
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Scrambled Stories II

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Review story elements with your class. They will use examples from a story to develop critical-thinking questions. Then they use a graphic organizer to describe the setting, character, and plot of the story, focusing on how they...
2 In 2 Collections
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Tent City

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewing Tent City launches a study of the frame story and how authors use this format to draw attention to their theme. The richly detailed plan from Futurestates Community Classroom includes pre-viewing activities, discussion questions,...
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Animation Pre-Production

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Does your class love reading cartoons? Use their talents and interests to examine the process of writing a story they wish to tell through a cartoon. They develop the beginning, middle, and end of a story based on their original...
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Scrambled Stories

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Character development, setting, and plot? Sounds like the makings of a good narrative story. Young authors read and analyze several narrative examples, and then they use what they know to pen an original composition. They work both in...
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The World Around Me

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Combining visual and language arts, here is a resource that prompts middle schoolers to write stories based on pictures of their surroundings. They use digital cameras to take pictures of favorite areas in the school. Next, they choose...
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Building a Community of Writers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Practice the writing process and teach kids how to give and receive written responses to their written work. Middle schoolers listen to a person's experience, retell the story, and chart the details. They then tell their own stories to a...
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Lesson Plan 10: Writing Really Good Dialogue

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Boring dialogue can run a great story into the ground; get your novelists using dialogue as a tool to move their story into deeper and more developed territory. As part of a larger writing series, this lesson has a worksheet that can...
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Story Development

For Teachers 4th
Learners encounter online stories and tales from various storytellers around the world. They create a story from a character's point of view and compose dialogue for a play using word processing software. Finally, they produce a video...
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Around the Room Short Story

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Collective story writing is a great way to reinforce the concept of story elements and collaborative learning. Young writers discuss story elements such as, setting, character, action, climax, conclusion, foreshadowing, dialogue, and...
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Journal Writing Idea - Pets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Carve out some time for your youngsters to write in their journal. Today, they write a story about pets. They learn the value of a journal and how to keep up with it, and they enhance story development by planning their story before...
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Listening and Speaking

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders practice the elements of narration. In this narration activity, 9th graders complete learning profile activities to address kinesthetic learners, artistic learners, musical learners, and interpersonal learners. Students...