Narrative Writing Game and Lesson: MASH!

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6th - 8th
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Are your students tired of writing the same old boring stories? Are you tired of reading them? Spice things up with a fun game of MASH, a throwback to the silly prediction game you may have played on the playground or the school bus as a kid. But with this version, students don’t predict their future homes and spouses; they determine the elements of a story they will write! Let this lesson help your students hone their narrative writing skills in a new, entertaining way. 

INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:

  • Story Elements Cheat Sheet 
    • A handy handout to help you give a mini lesson character and conflict
  • Plot Story Arc Handout
    • A handout to review plot structure with students
  • Student Directions
    • Easy-to-read directions to help students play the game and write their stories
  • MASH Gameboard
    • A fun game board for playing their game
  • Blank Story Arc
    • An organizer to help students plan their stories
  • My MASHed Up Story Sheet
    • A template on which students can write their stories
  • My MASHed Up Story Reflection
    • Questions to help students consider what they have learned
  • My MASHed Up Story Rubric
    • A simple rubric for showing expectations and grading stories

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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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