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The Things They Carried Narrative Writing Assignment: "Telling a True Story"

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O'Brien's unique narrative style in The Things They Carried provides a great model for students to practice narrative writing (a big part of the Common Core Writing standards!)

This assignment is integrated throughout students' reading of the novel, with students writing a short narrative piece with each section of reading. The students then meet with writing partners to critique their pieces, and at the end of the unit, students choose one piece to revise and publish.

This product includes:

Student Assignment Detail Handout (2 pages)
- gives complete details of assignment
- offers helpful suggestions
- details the roles and responsibilities of writing partners
- fully editable Word document

Grading Rubric for Assignment
- provides point values for drafts, participation, and final product
- meant for "easy" holistic grading to save time
- fully editable Word document

*Bonus* Reading Schedule Bookmark
- allows students to easily access the reading schedule
- 2-per-page layout to save copies
- my schedule is already there to use if you like (90 minute block daily)
- fully editable: plug in your own dates or divide chapters as needed
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Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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