For my class, I asked my students to write about a particular moment in time from their summer vacation. Over two weeks, we focused on writing techniques to add to our writing piece. As we went over a technique, I added it to my own example and showed how I tweaked it each day in class.
Each technique is highlighted in a different color per day. Also, anyone can see the writing process and how my piece grew over a two-week time period, based on the techniques. My topic was shark fishing with my boyfriend.
This document includes all of the following;
~my original 10 minute freewrite (after I focused on a particular summer activity)
~my explode the moment
~my figurative language
~my show, don't tell
~my hook or lead
~my takeaway ending
~my finishing touches
Again - each day my writing piece was tweaked to add each technique, so by the end of it all, it's a narrative piece of art.