W.9-10.3b

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

 
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Tricksters and Anti-Heroes: Analyzing Character Archetypes in "Coyote and the Buffalo"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Heroic Villain or Villainous Hero? Through reading a Navajo myth, students will identify the traits of a Trickster and extend to other examples of the archetype.

 
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Reviewing Creation Myths and Trickster Tales: A Class Review

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What mythical origins might the local lake, river, or tourist attraction have? After review of the myths they have read, students begin to plan for writing their own creation myth.

 
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In My Mind's Eye: Descriptive Writing Lesson

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Writing stories is as old as dust: we join our human history when we write narratives!

 
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Dialogue in the Plot W: Lessons from "Everybody Knows Tobie"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students enjoy writing with the element of surprise when they use dialogue to propel a Plot W narrative structure.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Lights, Camera, Action: Students write, direct, and act out a scene from Anthem by Ayn Rand

 
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Character Cameo: Creating an Original Character in Narrative Writing

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Original characters are fun to create and enhance with amazing language choices.

 
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I Remember Mike! How to Create a Memorable Character

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Creating characters in this lesson is a bit of magic!

 
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Narrative Writing Workshop: Peer Review and Revision

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is good to get another pair of eyes on your writing. Let's workshop together!

 
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peerrevisionworkshop
   

Reflective Writing: A Letter to my Junior Self

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reflective writing: Ending the year on a positive note
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reflective writing: Ending the year on a positive note
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do I want to tell my future self?

 
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Hooking the Reader with a Dynamic Beginning

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rolling out the red carpet for writing!
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rolling out the red carpet for writing!
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why is it important to hook our reader?

 
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Cherished Objects: Developing Figurative Language Inductively

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A rose can be a cherished object, a literary symbol, or both: story writing gets personal as students learn about figurative language by using it themselves.

 
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Peer Editing Narratives

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Coming in for a landing--peer editing can be just like getting coached from the control tower!

 
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It's Snow Descriptive! Writing Day for Descriptive Sketch

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's cold! How cold is it? It's as cold as the similes the students used to describe the weather!

 
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Exploring Subject-Verb Agreement, Learning about Magical Realism, and Writing Narratives

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"One of my friends is crazy"... is grammatically correct an a good premise for a Marquez short story, as we will find out!

 
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Surrealistic Art and Grammar?!?: Kush, Sentence Combining, and Narrative Writing

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is exciting to enter into the dreamworld of surrealistic art and to narrate possible pathways.

 
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