The Giver Narrative Writing Assignment.
You are going on a journey unlike any other. You and your classmates from English Language Arts have been stranded in Jonas’s community. The plane you are riding in breaks apart and crashes. All survive and head off in different directions out of panic, and fear. You see others from your class and are found by members of the community.
To chronicle your experience you will write letters to home about the time in the community.
You are to write an imagined narrative in letter format that chronicles your time in the community including your thoughts, feelings and most cherished memories from home. The letters must be detailed and use descriptive word choice and proper conventions. The events of your narrative must be well- structured and use transitions. It is to be written in first person point of view and include dialogue.
Your prewriting and ideas for this assignment will be at first generated in class. In your letters consider addressing the following:
You are to follow the directions/guidelines given in class on how to start and continue your writing. Although there are a few limitations, please remember to keep your content school appropriate. For example, your writing should not include death, drugs, violence, romance, or excessive silliness.
These will be letters home and are to be in first person point of view. You must personalize the letters and add details that are specific to you and your family life. Though you have been stranded with your classmates, they are not to be included in your narrative as characters. Be sure to clearly label the following specific/mandatory letters. They all must be able to stand independently, but also together create a cohesive story of your experience. All rough drafts need to be in your writer’s notebook.
The following are the topics for each required letter:
Your overall writing grade will be determined as follows:
As a group, you must now create the EXPOSITION for your narrative. Together answer the following questions to establish background, setting and characters in your writer’s notebook.
Label your paper:
You will be submitting the letter of your choice to Turnitin.com Before you do so, the following MUST be highlighted. There will be a 10 point penalty for non-highlighted papers.