This product includes a PDF and DOC file of the narrative writing essay assessment and story exercises that I use with my 11th grade writing class. This exercise can be modified for any grade level and would also be middle school appropriate. It includes a copy of the essay assessment, and exercises that can take about two class periods to create character sketches and a "storyboard" of sorts with a comic strip graphic organizer of the plot. This exercises really helped my students hone in on important details and visually see their stories. I hope you enjoy this product!