Reflection: Complex Tasks Writing Individual or Collective Narratives (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Activator


I find that narrative writing can be a comfortable and creative task for my high school students. They are naturally dealing with issues of identity and self-expression,  issues that naturally lend themselves to narrative writing. I haven't spent enough time this year on creative writing and realized after these lessons that my students would have benefited more from lessons such as this one because at first had difficulty being "imaginative" but once they understood the process began writing some creative narratives. I also realized that through the use of creative writing lessons I can teach my students how to understand the writing process while helping them to understand themselves.

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Writing Individual or Collective Narratives (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 14: Narrative Writing
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT write a narrative by developing well structured imaginary events using details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the events.

Big Idea: Students are asked to answer the question "What happened to all of them?" in a collectivize or individual narrative.

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