Abstract: The National Committee on Writing calls for a revolution in writing stating that writing should be a part of every subject area, taught by every teacher. The panel feels that writing allows students to "struggle with details and wrestle with facts". While narrative writing calls on a student's imagination, the ability to develop characters, sequence, and find logical conclusions to problems, does ask them to carefully work with facts and details. This lesson provides students with concrete graphic organizers to help them develop a story, and it helps to keep writing from becoming "The Neglected 'R' as the committee so discouragingly suggests.
Graphic organizers provided are the following:
Â·Character Graphic Organizers 1 and 2
Â·Problem Graphic Organizer
Â·Story Moods Graphic Organizer
Â·Setting Graphic Organizer
Â·Story Map for Narrative