5 mins to discuss w/ others at table. Discuss reluctance
Emphasize real or imagined– cross curricular use
ASK: How would a student do this?
What graphic organizer should be on the back?
What should we say about the rubrics?
15 minutes. How to share out w whole group?
10 mins to explain
5 mins per prompt. How to structure?
Narrative Writing Common Core Writing Workshop
What is narrative writing? Why should non-English teachers care about narrative writing? Discuss these questions at your table List your ideas on your Narrative Writing Notes Warm-Up: What Is Narrative Writing?
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences Narrative Writing: W3 CCR Anchor Standard
For each of the 5 Grade Specific Standards, answer this question on your Narrative Writing Notes: How would a student meet this standard? What would he or she have to do? Grade Specific Standards
a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. By 7th grade Grade Specific Standards for Narrative Writing
Prewrite Focus on an experience or event Develop characters and conflict Outline the plot Draft Consider role of characters Reveal conflict Introduce a plausible plot Establish the role of the narrator and characters GSS a. Essential Skills and Knowledge
b. Use narrative techniques such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters Grade Specific Standards for Narrative Writing
Create a draft Apply prior knowledge of elements of characterization and plot Write using standard language conventions Choose language precisely and concisely Apply knowledge of syntax and grammar GSS b. Essential Skills and Knowledge
c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events. By 8th grade Grade Specific Standards for Narrative Writing
Use transition words purposefully Choose words purposefully Use grade appropriate vocabulary GSS c. Essential Skills and Knowledge
d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences of events By 7th grade Grade Specific Standards for Narrative Writing
Use grade appropriate vocabulary Use print and electronic resources to clarify word meanings Use figures of speech GSS d. Essential Skills and Knowledge
e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events. By 7th grade Grade Specific Standards for Narrative Writing
Draft a conclusion Revise language choices Edit for grammar and syntax Prepare a final product GSS e. Essential Skills and Knowledge
Skills Assessed on Rubrics: Engagement of the reader Narrative techniques Sequence and transitions Plot Conclusion Command of conventions Narrative Writing Rubrics
Step 1: Read all 3 narrative anchor papers (10 minutes) Step 2: Discuss these questions at your table and list your answers on your Narrative Writing Notes (5 minutes) Which standards for narrative writing are demonstrated in the 6th grade anchor paper? How do the 7th and 8th grade anchor papers reflect an increase in rigor of the standards for narrative writing? Narrative Writing Anchor Papers
Students think narrative writing must be fictional Students think that narrative writing cannot be combined with research or factual information Students think that it is more important to write a lot and be very descriptive rather than to select details purposefully Misconceptions About Narrative Writing
Forms of Narrative Writing For Use Across Content Areas May Be Mostly Fictional May Include Factual Components Imaginative narrative Narrative poem Comic strip Play/skit/dialogue Myth Fable Folktale Personal narrative Narrative essay Narrative poem Play/skit/dialogue Biography/autobiography Journal Historical fiction
Pretend your favorite book character or comic book character came to life for a day. Write a story for your classmates about the character that came to life for a day. In what context could this prompt be used? Sample Narrative Writing Prompt
Weather can affect your life. Think about a time in your life when you have been affected by some kind of weather. Tell about your experience so that other young people can understand what it was like. In what context could this prompt be used? Sample Narrative Writing Prompt
Think of a time when you disagreed with a decision that had been made and did something about it. Write a paper that narrates the events that occurred -- from the decision that was made to your response. Be sure that your paper gives enough details that your readers understand why you disagreed with the decision and why you felt that your response was appropriate. In what context could this prompt be used? Sample Narrative Writing Prompt
Imagine you are a soldier in the Revolutionary War. You find yourself pinned down by a wave of enemy troops. Write a story telling readers what your experience is like. In what context could this prompt be used? Sample Narrative Writing Prompt
Write a story about something that has been recycled, like a can, newspaper, or plastic bag, and its adventures along the way. In what context could this prompt be used? Sample Narrative Writing Prompt
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