Narrative Writing Strategies and Activities Focused on Ideas, Clarity, and Style

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With these narrative writing strategies and activities, students will learn how to develop an idea with specific details, and write with clarity and precision. Practical writing strategy handouts and revision task cards will guide students as they create and revise personal narratives, memoirs, and creative fiction. Fun, roll-the-dice task card game will help students to practice "show vs. tell," eliminate clichés, and combine sentences.

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Your Investment Will Include 11 Pages of Detail Strategy Handouts and Task Cards:
1. Add to It - Expand a draft
2. Keep it Fresh - Four ways to be interesting and non-cliché
3. Pinpoint the Senses - Sensory detail brainstorming chart
4. Sentence Combining - Five ways to play with sentence structure
5. Show vs. Tell - Six ways to interest a reader
6. Mindfulness and Re-Thinking Practice Worksheet - See the world in a new way
7. Eight Task Cards - Create stations for purposeful revision and application of detail strategies.

Descriptive Writing Roll the Dice Task Card Game:
Students will choose from 40 different task cards and roll dice to choose their own descriptive writing adventure. Bonus: As they play, students will apply the detail strategies for descriptive writing, including: show vs. tell, cliché elimination, and sentence combining. These strategies will improve students' writing skills as they consider sentence structure, nuances of word connotations, as well as how to engage their audience.

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300 Digital Interactive Journal Prompts

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Narrative Writing Strategies and Activities Focused on Ide
Narrative Writing Strategies and Activities Focused on Ide
Narrative Writing Strategies and Activities Focused on Ide
Narrative Writing Strategies and Activities Focused on Ide