This two-page document includes two versions of a brainstorming activity that stems from the previous material on the Narrative Writing Activity Overview (1). This brainstorming activity is very thorough, covering all the required components of the narrative essay. It is easy to follow and very specific. The students will know exactly what is required in their rough draft.
This brainstorming activity is to be used in combination with the peer checklist (2 options included), grading rubric, narrative writing activity overview, and the color writing instructions for the final day. If used together it will make up a 5-6 day body of work.
I have been teaching for fifteen years, and this is one of my most seamless lessons. It is easy to grade, while putting the proper emphasis on student writing.