• Narrative Craft

    This unit is prepared to meet the Common Core State Standards in Narrative writing. During this unit students will be asked to bring with them and draw upon narrative strategies they have learned in previous grade levels. This unit is not about small stories, instead students will be encouraged to write stories of personal significance. For example: The typical "I scored a soccer goal" story, could be anyone's story. They will be encouraged to work on a story that has a significant meaning to them. While doing this we will be working of the following skills: 

    • Show, don't tell
    • Dramatized, instead of summarized
    • Craft and revision
    • Good Leads
    • Adding flashforward and flashback scenes
    • Stretching out tension
    • Catching action or images to produce emotion
    • Elaborating on important parts