Uncategorized

Emotion in Narrative

At the beginning of the school year, I teach Personal Narrative. Students who are reluctant writers always do well in this unit because Everyone Has a Story. They learn how to take a memory with impact and turn it into a story that can impact a reader. To begin, I ask students to remember an… Continue reading Emotion in Narrative

Uncategorized

Story Arc

All stories have certain elements.  If they are missing, you don't have a story.  The most obvious example is CHARACTERS--you must have characters in order to make the events in your story happen.  The good news is I have never known a student to leave characters out of a story! Another important element is the… Continue reading Story Arc