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  • Writers Notebook

    Who are you?

    9/16/10

    Content: Personal Writing

  • Personal Writing

    Personal Pieces:NarrativeMemoirPersonal EssayWe will write one of each
  • Personal Narrative

    We will begin with NarrativeRead the 3 samplesCreate a Three-chart for each (in Class Notes)
  • [title]
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

  • Exit Slip

    List the Essential Criteria for a Personal NarrativeWhich of the samples was a Narrative?
  • Writers Notebook

    Challenge Met

    Tell about a time you faced a challenge and successfully met the challenge.
    Also, what did you learn?

    9/17/10

    Content: Personal Narrative

  • Personal Narrative

    A Significant Event

  • Personal Writing

    About YouTRUESignificant*Has meaning/significance for the audience*Had an impact on youAffected your development as a person
  • Personal Narrative

    focuses on a single incident in the writer's lifehas a clear purpose, the significance of which is clear to the readeris written in first personhas many relevant sensory detailsincludes the author's feelings and thoughtsoften includes dialogue
  • KEY WORD

    SIGNIFICANT

  • Trip To Chicago
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    1

  • Hit
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    1

  • Death Talk
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    1

  • Trip To Chicago
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    2

  • Hit
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    2

  • Death Talk
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    2

  • Trip To Chicago
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    3

  • Hit
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    3

  • Death Talk
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    3

  • Trip to Chicago
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    4

  • Hit
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    4

  • Death Talk
    Is It A Narrative?

    Criteria Meet Criteria? Text

    4

  • Writers Notebook

    Fail

    Tell about a time you failed.What did you learn?

    9/20/10

    Content: Narrative

  • Personal Narrative

    About you (true)One INCIDENTFirst personSIGNIFICANTSIGNIFICANTSIGNIFICANT
  • Creating Significance

    What can your audience gain from reading about this incident?Think about:What you learnedWhy it is importantWhat the audience can learnWhat this can tell us about being human
  • What is

    Tension?Climax?
  • Tension

    a : inner striving, unrest, or imbalance often with physiological indication of emotion b : a state of latent hostility or opposition between individuals or groups c : a balance maintained in an artistic work between opposing forces or elements
  • Climax

    turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension or drama or when the action starts in which the solution is given

    the climax is considered the turning point because there is that moment where the main character makes a move or decision that ultimately decides where the rest of the story is headed.

  • Climax

    Think rollercoaster.

  • Tension Tips

    Hold back

    Dont reveal key information too soon

    Let the reader wonder/guess

    Show your uncertainty

    Thoughts/reactions/emotions

    When you worry/are confused/concerned, the audience is, too.

  • Touchstone Texts

    Lets look at how texts create tensionRead Death Talk and Michelle on TapeNote the details that build tension
  • Tension Tips

    Hold back

    Dont reveal key information too soon

    Let the reader wonder/guess

    Show your uncertainty

    Thoughts/reactions/emotions

    When you worry/are confused/concerned, the audience is, too.

  • Death Talk

    Details that Build TensionEffect Resulting from Tension
  • Death Talk

    Details that Build TensionEffect Resulting from Tension
  • Death Talk

    Details that Build TensionEffect Resulting from Tension
  • Death Talk

    Details that Build TensionEffect Resulting from Tension
  • Writers Notebook

    Exceed Expectations

    Tell about a time you exceeded expectations.(exceeded expectations means you did better than people (or you) thought you would.)

    9/21/10

    Content: Narrative

  • Internal Narration

    aka: Internal MonologueMore than just thoughts/feelingsThoughts that are expandedReveal narrators perspective
  • Touchstone Texts

    Read Michelle On Tape

    Identify the conflict

    Identify the Significance

    Complete Tension Chart

    *effect resulting from tension

    Complete Internal Narration Chart

  • Tension Chart

    Details that Build TensionClimax Resulting from Tension
  • Internal Narration Chart

    Internal NarrationWay it builds Significance
  • Exit Slip

    List all the significant events from your life that you can think ofTitle = Significant Events List3 = 5 points4 = 6/55 = 7/5
  • In Pairs (groups of 2)

    Read one of the texts individually.

    Complete the TENSION chart

    Trade texts and charts with your partnerRead the other text individually

    Complete the INTERNAL NARRATION chart

    With your partner, check your work

    Add anything that was missed

  • 9/22/10

    SUB (all day PLC meeting)Narrative Idea GeneratorsNarrative Quiz5 topics sheetFinish Michelle On Tape analysis
  • Writers Notebook

    Doing Whats Right

    Tell about a time you stood up for what was right, even though it was not popular. (or a time you went along with the crowd, even though you knew it was wrong.)

    9/23/10

    Content: Narrative

  • Today

    Students will select a single incident for their Personal Narrative.Students will analyze their topic for significance that is relevant to the audience.Students will create a plot structure map for their personal narrative.
  • Personal Narrative

    FIRST DRAFT DUE MONDAYMINIMUM 1 pagesComplete draft (Beginning, Middle, End)

    Mr. Woock will decide what is and is not complete

    His suggestion: make the effort. Write a complete draft

    Be able to IDENTIFY the following:

    4 details that build tension

    The climax

    2 uses of Internal Narration

    2 examples of good writing

  • Topic Selection

    Look at your Narrative events chart and possible topics exit slipChoose the event that will

    Have the best significance for the audience

    Make an interesting narrative

    You want to write about

    NO DEAD PEOPLE!

    NO COMING TO AMERICA!

  • Significance

    Why do you want to write about this?Why should others hear this story?REMOVE ALL I, etc.What is the significance?
  • Writers Notebook

    Talk Out of Trouble

    Tell about a time you talked your way out of trouble (or tried to and failed).

    9/24/10

    Content: Narrative

  • Today

    Students will create a significance map to communicate theme/main idea through use of literary elements appropriate to the genre:Students will develop characters (fictional /non-fictional) through emotions, actions, reactions, descriptions, thoughts, or dialogue when appropriate.Students will develop plot/story line appropriate to the form. Students will create a plot structure map for their personal narrative.
  • Personal Narrative

    FIRST DRAFT DUE MONDAYMINIMUM 1 pagesComplete draft (Beginning, Middle, End)

    Mr. Woock will decide what is and is not complete

    His suggestion: make the effort. Write a complete draft

    Be able to IDENTIFY the following:

    4 details that build tension

    The climax

    2 uses of Internal Narration

    2 examples of good writing

  • Significance Map

  • Significance Map

  • Significance Map

    Central Circle = the significance of your narrative

    (significance for the audience)

    Details

    Details that contribute to the significance

    What do we need to know to understand why this is significant?

  • Significance Map

  • Plot Structure

    Exposition (set-up)

    Rising Action

    Climax

    Falling Action

    Resolution

    Inciting Moment

  • Plot Structure

    Inciting Moment

    Sets the events of the narrative in action

    NEVER when you woke up

    Rising Action

    Develops the conflict

    Builds tension and works toward the climax

    Climax

    Turning point that leads to the resolution of conflict

    Peak moment of tension/excitement

  • You will

    create a plot structure map for your personal narrativeCan do this as a list

    Exposition:

    Attention Grabber perspective of life changed

    Open with lazy day on couch

    Rising Action

    Want to talk to mom play spy

    Mom on phone

  • Personal Narrative

    FIRST DRAFT DUE MONDAYMINIMUM 1 pagesComplete draft (Beginning, Middle, End)

    Mr. Woock will decide what is and is not complete

    His suggestion: make the effort. Write a complete draft

    Be able to IDENTIFY the following:

    4 details that build tension

    The climax

    2 uses of Internal Narration

    2 examples of good writing