Add Details about Characters in Narrative Writing

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Stories are much more interesting to read when they involve realistic characters. The sixth lesson of this writing series helps learners add details to enhance the characters in their personal narratives. This revision process involves identifying the main characters, brainstorming adjectives describing each character, and finally adding these new details to the story. When revising their own writing, consider allowing students to work in pairs, providing each other feedback for improving their drafts.

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Pros

  • Models how to add details that make a story more interesting and realistic
  • Provides a review of the steps in the writing process
  • Adaptable to Common Core writing standards across the upper-elementary grade levels
Cons

  • Requires a list of character traits to support young writers with adding details to their narratives
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