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1Narrative Articles Things we’re going to learn about: Introduction to Narrative ArticlesEffective Narrative ArticlesShow, Don’t Just TellSensory Details, Dialogue, Transitions
2Introduction to Narrative Article Have you ever heard of the TV show called CSI – Crime Scene Investigators? What is the show about?Investigators look at clues and evidence and “work backwards” to figure out what happened at the murder scene.In this lesson we will be PSI – Prompt Scene Investigators.Objective: We will read through a piece of On-Demand writing, look for clues and evidence, and “work backwards” to see if you can determine the original prompt and figure out the WWF.
4Prompt Scene Investigators W – WHO’s the audience for this pieceW – WHAT’s the topic or purposeF – FORM (Letter or article)Why is doing the W-W-F important for On-Demand writing? How does it help you?I will now model the “investigative process”I will use the PSI: Form 1 to assist me.
9Prompt Scene Investigators Now it’s time for you to be a Prompt Scene Investigator!!!1) You and a partner will look at another piece entitled “Good Friend Contest”2) Read the piece together.3) Work backwards using the evidence you collected to figure out:W-W-FRespond to the questions on your PSI: Form 1
12Prompt Scene Investigators Lets compare results of your findings Investigators!What’s the W-W-F?What answers did you put on your PSI: Form 1?
13On-Demand WritingThe On-Demand test at the end of the year could require three possible tasks:
14On-Demand WritingIn the “Responsibilities” prompt, the task is to inform.What word in the Task part means “to inform”?Tell…is the key word!In the “Good Friends” prompt, the task is to narrate an event.What phrase in the Task part means “to narrate an event”?Tell about an event…
15Investigating an Effective Narrative Article Objective: Understand strategies for developing a narrative article.Let’s read “Good Friends” article #2.Is the purpose, audience, and form clear in this article?Yes! BUT - not as clear as in Good Friends Final draft article!!!WHY? Because…1) The intro & conclusion are effective.2) They have one focused event, which is what the prompt requires.3) But #2 is less effective because it’s not developed!
16Investigating an Effective Narrative Article Now it’s time to be Prompt Scene Investigators again!You will use the PSI: Form 2 – “How Does the Writer Develop the Narrative?”With a partner, answer the questions on this form.Use “Good Friend Contest” article #1.Make sure you BACK-UP your answers with examples from the article!Be ready to review and discuss your results.
18Writers Just Don’t Tell, They Show Objective: Learn how to show, don’t tell when showing emotions, and describing places or things.What do you already know about “show, not tell”?Writers use words to show, not tell in a variety of ways. You can show action, things (places or objects), and emotions.You’re going to learn how to show these three ways (using words):ActionThings (places or objects)Emotions
19Writers Just Don’t Tell, They Show How Writers Show ActionsThis is an excerpt from the book Miss Nelson is Missing“The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving badly.”This sentences, the writer simply tells the reader what the class is doing. Although misbehaving gives the reader clues, it doesn’t show specifically what’s the class doing.NOW listen how the next part of the story shows the action!
20Writers Just Don’t Tell, They Show How did the writer do it?What was the author’s trick for showing the action?By using specific details, strong verbs (action words), and specific nouns (objects) that help the reader VISUALIZE the action!You’re going to practice showing action!
21Writers Just Don’t Tell, They Show Choose one of the following sentences:The two-year old was having a temper tantrum.The guy couldn’t dance very well.The basketball player was having a great game.Add more to the sentence that SHOW the action!Be ready to share.Mr. Rogers’ example:“The two-year old was having a temper tantrum. The boy was on the floor kicking and screaming his arms and legs. His face was turning red from yelling so much. Tears poured out of his eyes like a water fountain. Snot oozed out from his nose down his face.”
22Writers Just Don’t Tell, They Show How Writers Show Place/ThingThis is an excerpt from the book Maniac McGee.This sentence is about a messy kitchen. The author could’ve just said, “It was a messy kitchen” but didn’t!How does the author help the reader visualize the kitchen?Lots of good strong verbs, precise nouns, and description.
23Writers Just Don’t Tell, They Show Quick practice on “Show, not Tell”Choose one of the following Place/Thing.Write a brief description and paint apicture for the reader.Mr. Rogers’ example:The scary mask had knife sharp fangs protruding from its’ twisted smiling lips. The eyes were large and foggy white. The mask had greenish wrinkled skin that was bumpy and jagged. Jet black hair scattered everywhere. It had a large nose that slumped downward.
24Writers Just Don’t Tell, They Show How Writers Show EmotionThere are other ways a writer can show emotion, such as through what the person thinks (thoughts) and what the person says (dialogue).You are about to look at some pictures. Practice showing “emotion” not just telling!Think about what might be happening in the picture and what the characters might be feeling.Show their emotion by explaining their body language, thoughts, and dialogue.
27Using Sensory Detail Objective: Apply sensory detail in writing. What are sensory details? Words or phrases that describe:touch, taste, smell, hear, see.We’re going to look at a few excerpts and find the sensory details.Be able to tell me which of the 5 senses does is it showing?
28Why do you think writers use sensory details? Using Sensory DetailWhy do you think writers use sensory details?To make the writing more interesting.To make the story come alive for the reader.To show not just tell.
29Using Sensory Detail Now it’s time for you to practice using Sensory Details.Choose one of the prompts:Be prepared to share.