After having read chapter 1 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo use these resources to help guide students' thinking as they respond to the following writing task:
Write a narrative that picks up where the excerpt from, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane ends, using the same point of view that the original story uses and adding dialogue for effect. Your narrative should include a plot. characters, conflict, theme, and a setting. In addition, your narrative should include a sequence of events that unfolds naturally, dialogue, descriptions of events, specifically chosen words and phrases, and a sense of closure.
Imitating Dialogue: Edward Tulane Chapter 1 Text
Dialogue Exemplar using the text "The Giving Tree".
Narrative Writing Task Exemplar using the text "The Giving Tree"
Glows and Grows: Writing
Dialogue Quick Write
Dialogue Brainstorming Sheet
(Aligns to Louisiana Guidebooks ELA Unit: Because of Winn-Dixie)