Here is an excellent "color coded" product to help and teach the "How's " of writing a strong Narrative/Speculative piece for all learners. It will especially support the struggling writer by visually showing aspects of strong writing, and the advanced writer who should utilize effective compositional risks.
For example: what a lead looks like, background narration, descriptive words, transitions, plot development, use of dialogue, and strong stylized writing.
Use this product in multiple ways:
Students read prompt and independently write entire piece first, then read sample and compare, discuss, analyze
Students only write the first few paragraphs to anchor setting, character, and problem, then analyze sample’s beginning paragraphs
Students read the sample and analyze, then try their hand at writing their own
Students read body paragraph and look for:
Three detailed full writing pieces, answer key for sample piece and sample without markings, chart of codes and prompts, plus detailed suggestions of how to use product. Blank Template for Code Critique for individual design to meet your specific needs.
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