W.5.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

 
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Please Show Me...Don't Tell Me: Writing Descriptive Setting Paragraphs

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Showing readers your story details helps them "jump" into your stories. Telling them what to think leaves them feeling uninvolved.

 
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show dont tell
   

Memory Map Personal Narratives

5th Grade ELA » Unit: We're Always Writing Something!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: We're Always Writing Something!
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Every story has a beginning, middle, and end.

 
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Pre-Writing as Assessment and Peer and Self Evaluation

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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When we write at the introduction of a unit, we can evaluate what is already known and what still needs to be learned.

 
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"Who's Talking to Whom?": Dialogue in Settings, Characters and Events

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Dialogue lets our readers believe they are inside our stories hearing and feeling the events as they occur.

 
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Journaling Our Memoirs of the Revolutionary War

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Every person sees things from a different perspective. Good writers can take on the persona of their characters to make their stories real to their audiences.

 
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Post Assessment of Narrative Writing Skills to Determine Understanding

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Post assessments give us the opportunity to show others how much and how well we have learned.

 
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Time for Andrew: Visiting the Past

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Writing Fun
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Writing Fun
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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What (or who) doesn't belong?

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The Topic Acrostic

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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Blending facts and verse!

 
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I Remember....

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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Launch Poetry Writing with a Loose Conversational Exercise!

 
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my verse today
   

Nature's Fury: Performance Task

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature's Fury - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature's Fury - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
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What makes a narrative engaging and how can I emulate this?

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Word Play

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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Build on Ideas: The "Rhyming-Found-Shape "Poem

 
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the crossword
   

Found Poems

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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Double up on objectives! Poetry Writing and Using a Dictionary.

 
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Journey to Gettysburg

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Civil War in the ELA
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Civil War in the ELA
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Everyone needs to take a road trip!

 
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Tip a Word on its Side and See What Spills Out!

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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Creativity! Poetry is creating Art with Words!

 
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acrostic poem topic
   

Nature's Fury: Performance Task Continued

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature's Fury - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature's Fury - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Let's create strong narratives!

 
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Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events

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