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1 Narrative Articles Things were going to learn about : Introduction to Narrative Articles Introduction to Narrative Articles Effective Narrative Articles Effective Narrative Articles Show, Dont Just Tell Show, Dont Just Tell Sensory Details, Dialogue, Transitions Sensory Details, Dialogue, Transitions

2 Introduction to Narrative Article Have you ever heard of the TV show called CSI – Crime Scene Investigators? What is the show about? 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. 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. 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. 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.

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4 Prompt Scene Investigators W – WHOs the audience for this piece W – WHATs the topic or purpose F – FORM (Letter or article) Why is doing the W-W-F important for On- Demand writing? How does it help you? 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 now model the investigative process I will use the PSI: Form 1 to assist me. I will use the PSI: Form 1 to assist me.

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9 Now its time for you to be a Prompt Scene Investigator!!! Now its 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-F W-W-F Respond to the questions on your PSI: Form 1 Respond to the questions on your PSI: Form 1

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12 Prompt Scene Investigators Lets compare results of your findings Investigators! Lets compare results of your findings Investigators! Whats the W-W-F? Whats the W-W-F? What answers did you put on your PSI: Form 1? What answers did you put on your PSI: Form 1?

13 On-Demand Writing The On-Demand test at the end of the year could require three possible tasks: The On-Demand test at the end of the year could require three possible tasks:

14 On-Demand Writing In the Responsibilities prompt, the task is to inform. In the Responsibilities prompt, the task is to inform. What word in the Task part means to inform? What word in the Task part means to inform? Tell …is the key word! Tell …is the key word! In the Good Friends prompt, the task is to narrate an event. In the Good Friends prompt, the task is to narrate an event. What phrase in the Task part means to narrate an event? What phrase in the Task part means to narrate an event? Tell about an event … Tell about an event …

15 Investigating an Effective Narrative Article Objective: Understand strategies for developing a narrative article. Objective: Understand strategies for developing a narrative article. Lets read Good Friends article #2. Lets read Good Friends article #2. Is the purpose, audience, and form clear in this article? Is the purpose, audience, and form clear in this article? Yes! BUT - not as clear as in Good Friends Final draft article!!! Yes! BUT - not as clear as in Good Friends Final draft article!!! WHY? Because… 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 its not developed!

16 Investigating an Effective Narrative Article Now its time to be Prompt Scene Investigators again! Now its time to be Prompt Scene Investigators again! You will use the PSI: Form 2 – How Does the Writer Develop the Narrative? You will use the PSI: Form 2 – How Does the Writer Develop the Narrative? With a partner, answer the questions on this form. With a partner, answer the questions on this form. Use Good Friend Contest article #1. Use Good Friend Contest article #1. Make sure you BACK-UP your answers with examples from the article! Make sure you BACK-UP your answers with examples from the article! Be ready to review and discuss your results. Be ready to review and discuss your results.

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18 Writers Just Dont Tell, They Show Objective: Learn how to show, dont tell when showing emotions, and describing places or things. Objective: Learn how to show, dont tell when showing emotions, and describing places or things. What do you already know about show, not tell? 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. Writers use words to show, not tell in a variety of ways. You can show action, things (places or objects), and emotions. Youre going to learn how to show these three ways (using words): Youre going to learn how to show these three ways (using words): Action Action Things (places or objects) Things (places or objects) Emotions Emotions

19 Writers Just Dont Tell, They Show How Writers Show Actions This is an excerpt from the book Miss Nelson is Missing This is an excerpt from the book Miss Nelson is Missing The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving badly. 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 doesnt show specifically whats the class doing. This sentences, the writer simply tells the reader what the class is doing. Although misbehaving gives the reader clues, it doesnt show specifically whats the class doing. NOW listen how the next part of the story shows the action! NOW listen how the next part of the story shows the action!

20 Writers Just Dont Tell, They Show How did the writer do it? How did the writer do it? What was the authors trick for showing the action? What was the authors trick for showing the action? By using specific details, strong verbs (action words), and specific nouns (objects) that help the reader VISUALIZE the action! By using specific details, strong verbs (action words), and specific nouns (objects) that help the reader VISUALIZE the action! Youre going to practice showing action! Youre going to practice showing action!

21 Writers Just Dont Tell, They Show Choose one of the following sentences: Choose one of the following sentences: The two-year old was having a temper tantrum. The two-year old was having a temper tantrum. The guy couldnt dance very well. The guy couldnt dance very well. The basketball player was having a great game. The basketball player was having a great game. Add more to the sentence that SHOW the action! Add more to the sentence that SHOW the action! Be ready to share. Be ready to share. Mr. Rogers example: 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.

22 Writers Just Dont Tell, They Show How Writers Show Place/Thing This is an excerpt from the book Maniac McGee. This is an excerpt from the book Maniac McGee. This sentence is about a messy kitchen. The author couldve just said, It was a messy kitchen but didnt! This sentence is about a messy kitchen. The author couldve just said, It was a messy kitchen but didnt! How does the author help the reader visualize the kitchen? How does the author help the reader visualize the kitchen? Lots of good strong verbs, precise nouns, and description. Lots of good strong verbs, precise nouns, and description.

23 Writers Just Dont Tell, They Show Quick practice on Show, not Tell Quick practice on Show, not Tell Choose one of the following Place/Thing. Choose one of the following Place/Thing. Write a brief description and paint a Write a brief description and paint a picture for the reader. Mr. Rogers example: 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. 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.

24 Writers Just Dont Tell, They Show How Writers Show Emotion There are other ways a writer can show emotion, such as through what the person thinks (thoughts) and what the person says (dialogue). There 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! 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. 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. Show their emotion by explaining their body language, thoughts, and dialogue.

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27 Using Sensory Detail Objective: Apply sensory detail in writing. Objective: Apply sensory detail in writing. What are sensory details? Words or phrases that describe: What are sensory details? Words or phrases that describe: touch, taste, smell, hear, see. touch, taste, smell, hear, see. Were going to look at a few excerpts and find the sensory details. Were 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? Be able to tell me which of the 5 senses does is it showing?

28 Using Sensory Detail Why 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.

29 Using Sensory Detail Now its time for you to practice using Now its time for you to practice using Sensory Details. Choose one of the prompts: Choose one of the prompts: Be prepared to share. Be prepared to share.


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