-write narratives to develop imagined experiences using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. (W5.3)
-orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. (W5.3a)
-use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. (W5.3b)
-use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events. (W5.3c)
-use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. (5.3d)
-provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. (W5.3e)
What is realistic fiction?
For this assignment you need to write a fictional narrative. Fiction means that it is made-up and did not really happen. Narrative means that it tells a story.
Pretend you got to go on an amazing vacation to a far away destination. Research your destination to learn what kinds of things there are to do, see and eat there. Then use that information to write a fictional story about what you did on the best day of your vacation. Your story can only be about ONE DAY.
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How your essay will be scored:
1. Narrative focus--how well you maintain your focus, and establish a setting, narrator and or characters
2. Organization – how well the events logically flow from beginning to end using effective transitions and how well you stay on topic throughout the essay.
3. Elaboration of narrative – how well you elaborate with details, dialogue, and description to advance the story or illustrate the experience
4. Language and Vocabulary – how well you effectively express experiences or events using sensory, concrete, and figurative language that is appropriate for your purpose
5. Conventions – how well you follow the rules of usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.