Personal Narratives That Pop!

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Crash! Bang! Pop! Every good narrative begins with an attention-getting hook. Through a narrative unit, pupils learn to show, not tell, combine sentences, organize their ideas, and eventually publish their own personal narratives. The unit includes mini-workshops, rubrics, graphic organizers, and supplements that model ideal writing. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • While learners evaluate the strengths of the modeled leads, have them create a toolbox to use for their own narrative hooks
  • Consider teaching the sentence-combining activity with writers' own works in a workshop setting as part of the revision process 
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars need copies of supplementals for the lesson

  • Unit plan includes guided notes, rubric for assessment, worksheets, and all supplemental texts
  • Resource uses published writing to model exciting hooks for learners

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Common Core