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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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Dunaway dolphins

DUNAWAY DOLPHINS

NARRATIVE WRITING


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 know

  • 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 know

  • 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 know

  • 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 know

  • 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 know

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 know

  • READ PROMPT, PLAN, AND WRITE A STORY ABOUT YOUR TRIP TO THE RED PLANET MARS


Facts about mars
FACTS ABOUT MARS know

  • 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? know

  • 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 know

  • 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.