Narrative Writing Step 1: Read the prompt carefully

Narrative Writing Step 1: Read the prompt carefully

Narrative Writing Step 1: Read the prompt carefully before you begin. Writing Situation: Your teacher is unexpectedly out sick for one day. Some students in the class decide to misbehave. What do you decide to do? Think about what you might do that day. Directions for Writing: Write a story about what you would do in this situation. Step 2: Address the prompt. Think about whether you will behave or misbehave and what will happen that day. Step 3: Prepare the graphic organizer. Now fold your paper into 4 squares. Step 4: Complete the graphic organizer.

Unfold the paper and draw a box in the center. In the center box write a sentence to start your story. One day when my teacher was out my class was bad, but I was good. Step about 3: Complete theabout graphic Example: Write Write Example: one way They wouldnt that another thing organizer. They caused youtheir do werework. good athat

happened food fight when the that day that in the others were showed you cafeteria. not.One day when my teacher were good. was out my class was bad, but I was good. When our teacher gets back Example: I raised Write another tomorrow, there are going to be End your my hand things that he wont be way thatwhen youI had some

happy about. I think the whole story and a question about class is going to get lectured did not about our work, behaving in the assignment. givedoing your misbehave. the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? feelings. Event: They started a food fight in the cafeteria. Write 3 details Step 3: Complete the graphic

about this. organizer. Why behave? about this. Event: Write The class 3 details didnt do their work. Didnt want homework Join in fun Wanted to learn No control Know punishment One day when my teacher was out my class was bad, but I was good. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question. Write 3to details disrespectful teacher about this.

Getting frustrated Mom would be mad When our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy about. I think the whole class is going to get lectured about doing our work, behaving in the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? Summarize and end. Step 3: Complete the graphic Elaborate organizer. on one Didnt want detail. homework E T A R O Event: The class didnt do their work.

Wanted to learn E LA B Yes, Im a geek! Know punishment One day when my teacher was out my class was bad, but I was good. Event: They started a food Step 3: Complete the graphic fight in the cafeteria. Why behave? organizer. Event: The class didnt do their work. Didnt want homework ELABORATE Wanted to learn Yes, Im a geek! Know punishment Everyone else is doing it, so why not? Talk about peer pressure!!

Mom would say something about jumping off bridges. Join in fun No control One day when my teacher was out my class was bad, but I was good. Event: They started a food Step 3: Complete the graphic fight in the cafeteria. Why behave? organizer. Event: The class didnt do their work. Didnt want homework Wanted to learn Yes, Im a geek! Know punishment Everyone else is doing it, so why not? Talk about peer pressure!! Mom would say something about jumping off

bridges. Join in fun No control One day when my teacher was out my class was bad, but I was good. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question. disrespectful to teacher Getting frustrated My mom gets that little vein throbbing on her forehead, too. Mom would be mad ELABORATE Step 5: Add transitions. For example, Next, Event: They started a food fight in the cafeteria. Why behave? Everyone else is doing it, Didnt want homework so why not? Talk about

Wanted to learn peer pressure!! Mom Yes, Im a geek! would say something Know punishment about jumping off bridges. Join in fun No control One day when my teacher Later on, was out my class was bad, All in all, but I was good. Event: The class didnt do their work. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question. disrespectful to teacher Getting frustrated My mom gets that little vein throbbing on her forehead, too. Mom would be mad When our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy

about. I think the whole class is going to get lectured about doing our work, behaving in the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? A list of transition words is online! Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. For example, Next, Event: They started a food fight in the cafeteria. Why behave? Everyone else is doing it, Didnt want homework so why not? Talk about Wanted to learn peer pressure!! Mom

Yes, Im a geek! would say something Know punishment about jumping off bridges. Join in fun No control One day when my teacher Later on, was out my class was bad, All in all, but I was good. Event: The class didnt do their work. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question. disrespectful to teacher Getting frustrated My mom gets that little vein throbbing on her forehead, too. Mom would be mad When our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy about. I think the whole class is going to get

lectured about doing our work, behaving in the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher Each square will become a paragraph. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Expand the Topic sentence (the center box) to answer the questions: Who is in the story? Whats it about? When did it take place? Where did it take place? Why did it happen? One day when my teacher was out, the whole class, except for me, was really bad.

Whether in the classroom or in other places, my classmates acted terribly. I guess they thought that since our teacher was gone and would never find out, it would be okay to act up. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Begin the introductory paragraph with a hook. Samples of hooks can be found online. Have you ever actually seen a bunch of wild banshees? One day when my teacher was out, the whole class, except for me, was really bad. Whether in the classroom or in other places, my classmates

acted terribly. I guess they thought that since our teacher was gone and would never find out, it would be okay to act up. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. For example, Event: They started a Next, food fight in the cafeteria. Event: The class didnt do their work. Next Paragraph Didnt want homework Wanted to learn Yes, Im a geek! Know punishment Why behave? Everyone else is doing it, so why not? Talk about peer pressure!! Mom would say something about jumping off bridges.

Join in fun No control Later on, It is unfair to punish the entire class for the misbehavior of one student. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question. disrespectful to teacher Getting frustrated My mom gets that little vein throbbing on her forehead, too. Mom would be mad All in all, When our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy about. I think the whole class is going to get lectured about doing our work, behaving in the cafeteria and being

respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Next Paragraph For example, when we come into the room first thing, we know we have Mountain Language to do. My classmates didnt want to do their work, but I actually like learning those things. Yes, I know, Im a geek. Then again, I also knew that work not done during the day became homework and other punishment would be given. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. For example, Event: They started a Next,

food fight in the cafeteria. Event: The class didnt do their work. Next Paragraph Didnt want homework Wanted to learn Yes, Im a geek! Know punishment Why behave? Everyone else is doing it, so why not? Talk about peer pressure!! Mom would say something about jumping off bridges. Join in fun No control Later on, It is unfair to punish the entire class for the misbehavior of one student. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question.

disrespectful to teacher Getting frustrated My mom gets that little vein throbbing on her forehead, too. Mom would be mad All in all, When our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy about. I think the whole class is going to get lectured about doing our work, behaving in the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Next Paragraph Next, the class continued to misbehave when we got to the

cafeteria. They actually started a food fight. I began wondering to myself whether or not I should continue to behave. After all, everyone else was doing it, so why not? Talk about peer pressure!! My mom would say something about jumping off bridges, but I wanted to join in fun. There was no control in the cafeteria that day! Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. N ex tP For example, ar ag ra ph Event: They started a Next, food fight in the cafeteria.

Event: The class didnt do their work. Didnt want homework Wanted to learn Yes, Im a geek! Know punishment Why behave? Everyone else is doing it, so why not? Talk about peer pressure!! Mom would say something about jumping off bridges. Join in fun No control Later on, It is unfair to punish the entire class for the misbehavior of one student. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question. disrespectful to teacher Getting frustrated My mom gets that little vein throbbing on her forehead,

too. Mom would be mad All in all, When our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy about. I think the whole class is going to get lectured about doing our work, behaving in the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Next Paragraph Later on, even I was starting to lose my cool. I was raising my hand to ask questions when I had one over the assignment, but everyone else was being really disrespectful to

the teacher. I could tell she was getting really frustrated because she got that same throbbing vein in her forehead that my mom gets. I can imagine how angry my mom would be if she found out I was rude to a teacher. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. For example, Event: They started a Next, food fight in the cafeteria. Event: The class didnt do their work. Didnt want homework Wanted to learn Yes, Im a geek! Know punishment Why behave? Everyone else is doing it, so why not? Talk about peer pressure!! Mom would say something about jumping off bridges. Join in fun

No control Later on, It is unfair to punish the entire class for the misbehavior of one student. Event: I raised my hand when I had a question. disrespectful to teacher Getting frustrated Next Paragraph My mom gets that little vein throbbing on her forehead, too. Mom would be mad All in all, When our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy about. I think the whole class is going to get lectured about doing our

work, behaving in the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Summary Paragraph Ending PUNCH All in all, when our teacher gets back tomorrow, there are going to be some things that he wont be happy about. I think the whole class is going to get lectured about doing our work, behaving in the cafeteria and being respectful. I wonder if the sub will tell our teacher that I was good all day? If not, I guess the piper will have to be paid!!

Step 7: Vocabulary Review your paragraphs. Can you add adjectives (describing words) and interesting adverbs (describing action words)? ADJECTIVES ADVERBS Step 7: Vocabulary BEFORE: The sub was getting mad. AFTER: Our sub was getting as angry as a nest of hornets! Step 7: Vocabulary BEFORE: They started a food fight in the cafeteria. AFTER: The next thing I knew, food was flying in every direction. It was pure chaos! Step 7: Vocabulary

Remember: The more sophisticated vocabulary you use the higher your score. bad dreadful Step 8: Visual Expression Use metaphors and similes to give your essay more visual expression. Atthis thispoint point At thethe teacherhas has teacher nono more control thethe class controlover over

than a blind race car class. driver would in a NASCAR race. Step 9: Reread Your Work REREAD your work to make sure you have: Addressed the prompt and stayed on the topic Answered 5 W questions in the introductory paragraph Have paragraphs that describe each event Elaborate on a detail in each paragraph Have a summary paragraph that restates your prompt. Begin each paragraph with a transition word Include sophisticated vocabulary: adjectives, adverbs, similes, and metaphors

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