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CCSS Friendly How to write a Narrative. This is geared to 7th grade E.L.A.; however, can easily be used for grades 5-10. Common Core State Standards Writing Standard 3.

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  • 1. Fictional or Non-fictional

2. A Narrative is prose that: Tells a story about a real or fictional event Develops a plot with a beginning, middle and end Develops a setting (time AND place) Develops characters that the reader can relate to 3. Uses strategies such as action, descriptive details, dialogue, figurative language and imagery that enhances the overall experience for the reader Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and grammar 4. What steps can I take to write an effective narrative? 5. 1. Decide on your topic or story line concept 2. Create a conflict 3. Set the scene 4. Plan a whole set of complications 5. Determine the climax 6. What will the resolution be? 6. Write your story following your pre-writing outline or graphic organizer. Be sure to develop your characters, plot and setting, use vivid verbs and descriptive language and complete sentences paragraphing as needed. 7. Revising is not editing! It is making changes that will enhance and clarify your story. 8. Questions to ask while reading through a story to revise: Did you start with a grabber? Are your characters and setting interesting? Do your characters and setting contribute to the enhancement of your story? Does your dialogue contribute to the story? 9. Questions to ask while reading through a story to revise: Do your sentences flow well? Do you use transitional words and phrases that connect ideas and events well? Do you have paragraph breaks? 10. Questions to ask while reading through a story to revise: Do you need to clarify anything? Did you tie up all your loose ends in the resolution? Are you completely satisfied with your story and proud of it? 11. Proof read your final copy for any typos (typographical errors). Your final story should have no spelling or grammatical errors. Use the following chart as standard editing marks: 12. Three underlines capital p. -- Punctuation -- Insert word or words here sp Check spelling / -- lower case level (slash through the letter) frag. -- sentence fragment RO run-on sentence n.c. not clear This is wrong 13. Put your narrative in a professional presentation format and turn it in for a grade 14. Created and published by http://www.teacher1stop.com All rights reserved. Permission granted to use in classroom. Rights to publish must be obtained by contacting admin@teacher1stop.com