W.8.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

 
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8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What's in a name? Students take their language to new heights with written explorations of their names.

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Setting the Stage For A New School Year

8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
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Lights! Camera! Action! Setting the stage for student success via three approaches.

 
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Where In The World Do You Come From?

8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How does the world you come from shape your dreams and aspirations?

 
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Introducing Of Mice and Men

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Establishing the necessary context for successful reading comprehension.

 
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Learning The Qualities Of Narrative Writing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Breaking down narratives into the core components: Answers the question what is in a narrative.

 
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Revising Narratives: Monologue and Dialogue

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Let's talk it out. Working on getting the dialogue in narratives right.

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Quickwrites and Idea Formulation For Personal Narratives

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let the pencil do the writing: Using various quickwrites and freewrites to promote critical thinking.

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Learning Craft and Content Using Mentor Texts

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Learning how to analyze personal narratives: the difference between what the piece is about and how it's written

 
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Reading For and Writing With "Specific Language"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"To use specific language, to really think about our characters, is not just good writing, but a moral duty." -Karen E. Bender

 
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Esperanza's Growing Maturity

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Extending and reinforcing a theme that students discovered on their own.

 
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Time To Draft Narrative

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

You have a story to tell. Tell it.

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Foiled By Sally

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Teaching students to probe deeper into a character's function in a text.

 
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Whole Class Writer's Workshop

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The new, improved narrative!

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The One Page Memoir

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn to maximize narrative technique in just a page.

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Peer Response Workshop

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students helping students become better writers.

 
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Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events.

Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

Common Core ELA
 
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