Welcome to “Writing Practice to Mastery!” Since you can use this packet over and over again for different narrative writing pieces, it is truly “A Year’s Worth of Narrative Writing Practice!”
I can write a narrative based on real or imagined events using effective technique, descriptive details and clear event sequences in which I:
--establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters in an event sequence that unfolds ￼naturally.
--use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences/events or show the response of characters to situations.
--use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
--provide a sense of closure.
No extra resources needed! Everything you need is included in this unit!“Writing Practice to Mastery!” can be used with students for short time frames or over extended time frames to produce an narrative writing piece that meets all of the requirements of Common Core W.3.3a-d. It also allows for research to support information and includes an Narrative Writing Scoring Guide that includes student self-scoring, peer scoring and teacher scoring. Students reflect on their scores and then make a plan for improvement on the next Narrative Writing assignment. All of these features, used with the following plan, allow you to cover W.3.3a-d, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6,
W.3.7, W.3.8 and W.3.10!
Step 1: Experience Brainstorming (or Creating Fictitious Experiences)
Step 2: Researching Background Info
Step 3: Situation Attention Grabber
Step 4: Sequencing Significant Stuff with Temporal Tip-Offs
Step 5: Describing Your Actions, Thoughts & Feelings
Step 6: Using Dialogue to Reveal Dynamics
Step 7: Ahhh, What an Experience! (Creating Closure)
Share Your Story With the World!
(Template for putting it all together.) Revision and editing happen from this copy. Digital publishing (or using the template again to publish in the students’ best handwriting) is the final step.
Also included: Narrative Writing Scoring Guide & plan for improvement!