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Autobiographical Narrative Week 8 October 23rd, 2013
The plan…. • Hand out and explain vocabulary notebooks and writing folders • Objectives • Review • The Writing Process: Pre-writing • My Friend named Venn • Compare and Contrast • Narrative • Autobiography • Prewriting • Homework • Complete Outline and 1st Draft
Objectives • Students will understand the characteristics of autobiographical writing • Students will be able to select voice and style appropriate to audience and purpose • Students will be able to capitalize correctly to clarify meaning
Objectives • Student will be able to generate ideas and plans for writing using prewriting strategies such as brainstorming and graphic organizers • Student will be able to generate ideas and plans for writing using prewriting strategies such as brainstorming and graphic organizers
The Writing Process • Prewriting • Exploring and choosing ideas • Gathering information and organizing details • Drafting • Written ideas in a layout similar to the desired product
Narrative A story that relates a series of events to the audience or listener in a sequence of pictures, written or spoken word Some examples of narrative writing include: • Non-fiction • History books, biographies, autobiographies, news • “Based on” stories, or fictionalized accounts • Myths, legends, anecdotes, docu-dramas • Fiction • Novels, poems, short stories • Other media • Film, photography, songs, speech, writing
Autobiographical Writing Tells the story of an event or person in the writer’s life. Some examples of autobiographical writing include: • Personal Narratives– autobiographical incidents • Tell the story of a specific event in your life • Sketches– autobiographical narratives • Describe a time or group of events in your life, offering insight into them • Reflective Essays • Recount an experience and give your thoughts on its meaning • Memoirs • Are the true story of your relationship with a person, place, or animal, including your thoughts and feelings
Prewriting • Remember you are writing something true about yourself! • You can pick a single event/time in your life that you remember or a group of events/time in your life • You could write about someone or something important to you and how you feel about that • You could also write about an experience in your life
How-to Prewrite • BRAINSTORMING! • Use the two short columns on your worksheet to come up with some ideas to write about summer camp Eid vacation my new puppy most embarrassing moment
How-to Prewrite • Then pick one and write a main idea or topic sentence • Fill in the topic sentence space under each large heading • Then fill in the other lines with details The day I took my new puppy home was a special day full of fun and hardships.
How-to Prewrite • Fill in the topic sentence space under each large heading The day I took my new puppy home was a special day full of fun and hardships. Our 1st meeting at home was really crazy. 1st meeting
How-to Prewrite • Then fill in the other lines with details Our 1st meeting at home was really crazy. 1st meeting Got home from the airport; really crazy with the snowstorm, cancelled flights and traffic getting home I was impatient in the car and sped on the way home through traffic to see my new puppy When I got home the puppy was loose in my room and pooped over EVERYTHING!
Let’s Practice! • On your worksheet • Do your own brainstorming • Pick an idea • Write a topic sentence • Fill in the headers • Plug in more details • Whatever you don’t finish is homework
Homework • Any unfinished classwork is homework • Finish filling in the outline with information and details relevant to your topic • Due on Thursday, October 24th, 2013