Reflection: High Expectations Novice Narrative Novels - Section 2: Composing Narrative Stories


I gave the students a lot of freedom on this writing assignment.  They were free to choose the theme, characters, setting, plot, etc.  As they started writing, several students asked me about length requirements.  I told them that I didn't have a set length it needed to be, because story length varies greatly based on the story.  I told them what I WAS requiring was to have a great plot with dialogue from the characters to help convey feeling and meaning.  They needed to write not to a required amount, but write until the story was finished.  I was extremely impressed with the length of the stories.  The students did what I asked and wrote until the story was finished.  Although a couple of the stories were only two or three pages long, the majority were over six pages long.  

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Novice Narrative Novels

Unit 15: Aspiring Authors!
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT compose a fiction narrative piece of writing which includes dialogue between characters.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will compose a fictional narrative piece which includes dialogue between characters.

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