Narrative means "story" but stories can be true too! So, use this quick yet powerful page to help students analyze and reflect on ANY non-fiction narrative (i.e. auto/bio/topic/subject-based) of ANY length. If you want to really distinguish between main idea and theme, this IS the form that does it!
It's a very flexible document. Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
Students will read ANY non-fiction narrative of your/their choice, identify the genre, topic/main idea, theme, text-structure, and author's purpose while using text-evidence, as always!
Flexible use options:
-use to analyze shorter then longer texts
-use for whole class then later for independent analysis
-use as documents in lit.circles/book clubs
-use as documents during silent reading/independent reading centers
-use as part of project or HW packet
-use to supplement ANY reading/writing program (Accelerated Reader/Read 180)
-use to supplement biographical sketches in social studies text books
-use to supplement articles in teacher-purchased books or from on-line resources
Analyzing non-fiction narratives makes better writing of those narratives!