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Writing Workshop Narratives/Short Stories as Mentor Texts

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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  • PDF
Pages
74 pages
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Writer's Workshop Narratives/Short Stories as Mentor Texts

In this writing workshop, students will examine the literary elements in short stories and then use these mentor texts as models to brainstorm, draft, and revise their own narratives. The literary elements included in the narrative criteria are: dialogue, blocking, character and setting description, figurative language, interior monologue, and flashback.

The three suggested short stories are "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes, "The Jacket" by Gary Soto, and "The Family of Little Feet," an excerpt from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. All three center around the theme of the inability of material goods to make us happy. Other short stories could be substituted or added.

Included:

*Links to suggested short stories

*Narrative criteria

*Plot diagram

*PowerPoint of notes and practice with tone & figurative language

*Bell ringers & exit tickets focused on tone & figurative language

*6 constructed response prompts (2 choices per short story)

*Constructed response form with suggested transitions and grading rubric

*Practice with dialogue and punctuation

*Silent discussion prompts for "The Family of Little Feet"

*Narrative criteria for self and peer assessment of student writing

*Plot diagram for peer assessment of student writing

*Answer keys

*Usage guide

*Digital usage guide for Google Classroom and other online learning management systems

*Common Core (CCSS) alignment

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Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

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