Responsiblity To Act Writing Benchmark

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Guidance for writing the TAKS personal narrative with the prompt asking them to consider the responsibility of acting on one's beliefs.

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Responsiblity To Act Writing Benchmark

  1. 1. <ul><li>2 Sheets of Notebook Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Your BME graphic organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Your Notes from Last Class (5’s) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Write a story about the time you learned the responsibility of standing up for your beliefs.” </li></ul>Writing Your Story
  2. 2. Story Components <ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>They face a challenge/conflict </li></ul><ul><li>They struggle to overcome that challenge </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge ends </li></ul><ul><li>It may or may not be resolved </li></ul><ul><li>Write your 6-word title and skip a line </li></ul>
  3. 3. B – Beginning (15 min.) <ul><li>Show the setting through use of the senses/details </li></ul><ul><li>Show yourself. The reader needs to see you. </li></ul><ul><li>Do something </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sense” something (see, smell, taste, touch, sound) </li></ul><ul><li>Discover something </li></ul><ul><li>Feel something </li></ul><ul><li>Think something </li></ul><ul><li>(Proper nouns make your story believable) </li></ul>
  4. 4. M – Middle (20 min.) <ul><li>Decide to do something </li></ul><ul><li>Show yourself doing something </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sense” something (see, smell, taste, touch, sound) </li></ul><ul><li>Think and feel while doing it </li></ul><ul><li>Finish what you were doing </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sense” something </li></ul><ul><li>Think and feel something different </li></ul><ul><li>(This should all happen in one place and time) </li></ul>
  5. 5. E – End (10 min.) <ul><li>Think back on the event </li></ul><ul><li>How have your feelings changed? </li></ul><ul><li>State your answer to the prompt </li></ul><ul><li>If in the same situation, what would you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Include your six-word title </li></ul><ul><li>(Answer the prompt and show growth) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Revision – Rewrite and Check (20) <ul><li>Check for homophones (their/there, its/it’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Check for possessive and plural (students/student’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Check your past tense verbs (ran vs. runned) </li></ul><ul><li>Check punctuation of your dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate unnecessary parts </li></ul><ul><li>Add proper nouns and necessary details </li></ul><ul><li>Add transitions where necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Write as neatly as possible </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stack in this Order – Top to Bottom <ul><li>Revised Draft </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Draft </li></ul><ul><li>Notes from Last Class </li></ul><ul><li>BME Graphic Organizer </li></ul>

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