Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan

Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
Scar Stories, Narrative Writing, CCSS, Memoir Writing, Short Story, Sub Plan
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Scar Stories is a Narrative Writing Unit to help prepare students to write essays for test assessment in grades 6 through 12.

Classroom activities include discussion of the Survivor television show relating to scars the participants might bring away from the show.

Red Badge of Courage character Henry Fleming is also discussed and this activity will work whether the class is reading the novel or not.

Students will compare and contrast two poems about scars.

Song lyrics (on youtube) for two songs relating to the theme are also included.

After the pre-writing activities, students will write a personal survivor story based on a scar or "red badge of courage" that each student will possess.

A copy of a human skeleton will allow students to indicate where they have scars or have had broken bones, accidents, or surgeries. Each student will decide on one scar to focus writing about from the personal diagram. (Emotional scars such as a broken heart due to a divorce, death, or personal relationship will be acceptable.)

Students will work in small groups of four with a narrative writing rubric and will provide each other with constructive peer editing on their first drafts. A form for peer editing is provided.

Students will share the final draft in groups of four and will have the option to share the story with the class during Author's Chair or to display it on the class writing wall.

This lesson was used in a National Writing Project Winter Retreat Workshop and has been successful in my English 10 classroom.

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Non-Fiction Test Prep 3 Tiers
Total Pages
10 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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