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DUNAWAY DOLPHINS. NARRATIVE WRITING. NARRATIVE WRITING HAS. A great story has a plan…. A clear beginning A clear middle A clear ending A great story has….. Setting Characters (use proper names) Problem

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narrative writing has
NARRATIVE WRITING HAS
  • A great story has a plan….
  • A clear beginning
  • A clear middle
  • A clear ending
  • A great story has…..
  • Setting
  • Characters (use proper names)
  • Problem
  • PLOT/EVENTS (not listing with “and then”
  • Solution/Resolution (problem is solved)
  • Interesting Ending paragraph
before you write know three things
Before you write, know three things
  • What will be the problem in your story? How will the problem began?
  • How will the story have sequence of events that are not just listed (and, and then, then), but show the reader ( not just tell the reader) the action of the story? (Use details. Make the reader hungry to read your story)
  • How will the story end? (not in a boring way)
words are your best friends
WORDS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS
  • Think about
  • SIMILES (use “like” or “as”)
  • METAPHORS (use “is” or “are”)
  • ONOMATOPEIA (sound words)
  • ADJECTIVES (adjectives describe)
  • ADVERBS (add to verbs; -ly) “roared loudly”
  • VERBS (strong verbs)
  • INTERJECTIONS (Yes! The spaceship…..)
words make a better story
WORDS MAKE A BETTER STORY
  • READERS ARE EXCITED TO HEAR FRESH NEW WORDS OR DESCRIPTIONS.
  • READERS FALL ASLEEP WHEN YOUR WORDS ARE TOO EASY, AND WORDS THEY HAVE HEARD SO MANY TIMES BEFORE!
  • BE A WORD EXPERT! Don’t be afraid to try new words and phrases!
move your story along with transitions
Move your story along with TRANSITIONS
  • Transitions
  • “transport the story along”
  • Writer’s Tip:
  • 1. Begin your sentences with a transitional
  • phrase
  • 2. Begin your sentence with an interesting transition
  • 3. Use transitions in the paragraph
prewriting
PREWRITING

Activity with partners: All about Space Trip to Mars

  • Make a list of Vocabulary Space Words
  • Make a list of strong verbs
  • Make a list of specific names of Characters
  • Make a list of similes
  • Make a list of adjectives (describing words)
  • Make a list of transitions
narrative writing activity
NARRATIVE WRITING ACTIVITY
  • READ PROMPT, PLAN, AND WRITE A STORY ABOUT YOUR TRIP TO THE RED PLANET MARS
facts about mars
FACTS ABOUT MARS
  • Mars is called the Red Planet. Red is caused by rust-colored dust (iron oxide) that covers Mars’ surface and atmosphere around Mars. Sometimes giant dust storms cover the planet.
  • Mars is the closest planet to the earth. It is smaller, drier and colder than earth.
  • Mars is 4th planet from the sun.
  • A Martian year is 687 earth days!
  • Mars does not have water.
  • Mars has a volcano that is 13 miles high. It is named Olympus Mons. It has a grand canyon, VallesMarineris, as long as USA is wide.
  • Opportunity, a Mars vehicle robot, is still on active on Mars.
  • Mars is lighter than earth. It has a thin atmosphere.
  • Mars has two moons, Diemos and Phobus.
nasa video is mars red hot
NASA VIDEO: Is Mars red hot?
  • http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/video-view.cfm?Vid_ID=2382
  • (CUT AND PASTE LINK TO OPEN)
  • Picture of Rover
  • http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2012/08/curiosity-lands-on-mars/
extra credit idea
EXTRA CREDIT IDEA
  • Pretend you are a Travel Agent: CREATE A TRAVEL BROCHURE WITH MICROSOFT PUBLISHER ABOUT MARS
  • ********************************
  • What would tourist need to bring?
  • Describe the weather. (Mars has 4 seasons)
  • What are the most exciting places to visit?
  • Share your travel brochure with others.
  • Put it on your flash drive.
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