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  • ADAW 7-49

    DEFINITION OF NARRATIVE WRITING

    NARRATIVE WRITING relates a clear sequence of events that occurs over

    time. Both what happens and the order in which the events occur are

    communicated to the reader. Effective narration requires a writer to give a clear

    sequence of events (fictional or non-fictional) and to provide elaboration.

    NARRATIVE PROMPT

    You and your friend are exploring a dark cave in the woods. All of a sudden

    you hear a strange sound. Write a story about what happens next.

  • ADAW 7-50

    NARRATIVE MODE LEVEL I - Does not meet standard

    1. Paper #7924907

    Although this extremely brief Level I response attempts a narrative sequence (heard a weird

    soundso we wentso we shot it), there is very little development. Because of this brevity,

    there is no evidence of an organizational plan. Therefore, the response shows little

    understanding of the narrative writing task.

    2. Paper #7935509

    Obvious errors in mechanics, grammar, usage, and sentence formation halt the flow of

    communication in this Level I response. Although the author attempts to address the prompt

    (me and my friend and a cave), these mistakes make it difficult to understand topic

    development and almost impossible to discern an organizational plan. This response indicates

    little understanding of the narrative writing task.

    3. Paper #7906867

    Using a purely hypothetical approach (if me and friends were in a cave), this response

    presents a very unclear sequence of events. Only slightly related details are haphazardly

    thrown into this mix (me and my friends just act goofy at times; other animals might be in a

    zoo), resulting in a disorganized narrative attempt. Obvious language errors also interrupt the

    flow of communication. Despite its lengthiness, the confusion in this response leads to

    limited relevant development, with little understanding of the writing task displayed.

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    NARRATIVE MODE LEVEL II Partially meets standard

    1. Paper #7919867

    This Level II response displays some evidence of an organizational strategy, using some

    simple transitions (all of a sudden, so) that result in a vague sequence of events. The

    response moves quickly through time, providing only minimal development with an overuse

    of basic-functional vocabulary (cant find our way out of the woods; we played with the dogs

    a few minutes). There is more author involvement than author control or sense of purpose.

    Overall, the response indicates only some understanding of the narrative writing task.

    2. Paper #7918089

    This minimally developed Level II response achieves some semblance of organization by

    following a rough chronological format. However, gaps in the narrative sequence, coupled

    with a lack of effective transitions between some story segments, contribute to a less than

    fluent response. Although fairly clear, the writing employs mostly simple sentences and

    basic-functional vocabulary (we ran for a long time; the noise got louder). This results in a

    rather generic story only loosely anchored to any particular time or place, which indicates

    only some understanding of the narrative task.

    3. Paper #7913876

    This Level II response uses some rudimentary transitions (first, second, third, last) to show

    some organization. Its sequencing of events appears abrupt, however, and moves too quickly

    through time to achieve sufficient development. Rather than use dialogue or imagery to show

    what is happening, the audience is informed in a more summary fashion (we ran back home

    and told my mom everything that happened; after 5 minutes into the conversation). This

    tendency establishes only a vaguely defined time frame. In addition, some errors in sentence

    formation, grammar, usage, and mechanics detract from the flow of communication.

    4. Paper #7921015

    This Level II response begins to use word choice and dialogue characteristic of a higher

    score (Ouch, I yelled. Something scratched me! My leg dripping down with blood), but

    fails to sustain this specificity. As the narrative races through a series of events, it maintains a

    logical order, showing some sense of organization. However, this plan seems almost

    accidental and demonstrates more author involvement than author control. In balance, these

    elements indicate only some understanding of the writing task.

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    NARRATIVE MODE LEVEL III - Meets standard

    1. Paper #7922193

    This sufficiently developed Level III response effectively uses dialogue to advance the

    narrative (Why did we have to come in this cave; its so hot, _____ complained). The

    writer follows a good organizational strategy that presents a clear sequence of events. An

    opening question that is answered in the conclusion (have you ever explored a dangerous

    place? I learnedto never again go somewhere uncharted) provides further evidence of this

    plan and gives a sense of author control. The consistent use of meaningful, precise word

    choice enhances development (an ear splitting roar that answered his question; we were

    running, jumping and panting). Overall, the response displays a good understanding of the

    narrative writing task.

    2. Paper #7920783

    This Level III response utilizes meaningful, precise word choice to provide sufficient

    development within a clear and specific sequence of events. Effective transitions create a

    fluent and logical progression of ideas (thenwe hear a terrifying, ear-busting screech that

    has us covering our ears; after it stopped we uncover our ears and follow the low scraping

    sound), indicating good organizational skills. Audience awareness also adds to the sense of

    author control (so remember, if you hear a high pitch sound never follow it). All of these

    elements show a good understanding of the narrative writing task.

    3. Paper #7903277

    Although this Level III response is somewhat uneven, overall it provides sufficient

    development within a clear and reasonable time frame. Showing some purpose and control,

    the author skillfully creates a feeling of panic (there was nothing but darkness everywhere;

    by then I was so scared I did not know what to do; it was like walking with a blind fold), but

    is less adept at explaining the prank played by the narrators friend. Appropriate transitional

    phrases (while we were walking, after we heard) help establish a chronology of events, which

    provides a good organizational structure.

    4. Paper #7903249

    This response about two friends in a cave shows a good understanding of the narrative task.

    Although word choice is sometimes heavy handed (screamed with anger; explained with

    rage), it is generally meaningful and precise, contributing to sufficient development and a

    chronological ordering of events. Transitions and dialogue help the narrative progress

    through time in a fairly fluent manner, showing some author control. The explanation about

    the real purpose of the journey (not going to a party/actually going to ____s house) weakens

    the storyline at the end, but overall the response provides enough author control and

    involvement to reach Level III.

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    NARRATIVE MODE LEVEL IV Exceeds standard

    1. Paper #7952237

    This creative Level IV response begins with a lengthy but highly effective set-up, providing

    background information on the relationship between two very different main characters (if it

    was up to me, our weekends would be spent at libraries just my luck that this crazy girls

    mother is an attorney and the argumentative genes run in the family). Vivid and purposeful

    word choice enhances this convincing characterization and enriches the explicit sequence of

    events that follows. The skillfully executed plan, which leaves its audience ready for a new

    adventure, shows strong author control. In addition, the response is fluent and fully

    developed, clearly demonstrating a thorough understanding of the narrative writing task.

    2. Paper #7940906

    This successful and imaginative Level IV response uses vivid and precise word choice to

    lead the reader through a specific and detailed series of events. Beginning with a relevant

    summary of the characters situation up to the point of their cave entry, the author thoroughly

    develops the narrative sequence, leaving few unanswered questions. Althou