Bring Characters to Life Using Details Such as Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, and Dialogue

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The best stories ever written are those with characters that come to life. The fifth lesson of this narrative writing series teaches young writers how thoughts, feelings, actions, and dialogue add depth to characters. Pause the video at different points to allow students an opportunity to brainstorm their own ideas before viewing those of the instructor. When it comes time for revising their narratives, allow learners to work in pairs providing each other with feedback for improving their writing.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Presents multiple strategies for developing characters in narrative writing
  • Provides examples that model how adding details can enhance the characters in a story
  • Content is adaptable to Common Core writing standards across the upper-elementary grade levels
Cons

  • Requires additional scaffolding to support all learners with adding details to their narrative responses
  • A rubric is required to provide clear expectations for student writing
Common Core