Sunday, August 18, 2013

Web Scavenger Hunt

Subject Matter:  Creative Writing 
Grade Level: 6
Creative Writing can be easy if you know the formula!

Lesson Objective:  Students will learn and understand the parts of a narrative and successfully write a narrative of their own which incorporates all of these elements.

Subject Matter Content Standard: 
Writing: Text Types and Purposes: Narrative Writing
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Writing: Text Types and Purposes: Narrative Writing
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Writing: Text Types and Purposes: Narrative Writing
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

Link to: The Standards
Use the following websites to help you answer questions in your scavenger hunt.
This is a great website with many interactive components that will help you learn all of the elements of a narrative.  The link below will take you to one of these interactive activities.  You will use both links for your scavenger hunt.
  • Interactive Story This can be accessed directly through this link or through Mrs. Travis' Classroom.  The Interactivy Story is a fun way to learn all the parts of a narrative.
Buzzle This article explains types of narrative writing a well as gives examples of the structure of a narrative, some different types of narratives and the three points of view.
Academic Help This website provides academic references and tutorials that cover a wide array of tpoics.  This link will take you to the page on narrative writing, where they outline the process of writing a successful narrative.

Essential Question:
What are the different components that make a successful narrative and why are they so important?



  1. What are the five elements of a narrative?
  2. What is the role or supporting characters?
  3. What is a "mentor"?
  4. Name a common mistake students may make when writing a narrative?
  5. What does "exposition" mean?
  6. What is another name for the "turning point"?
  7. Name three types (examples) of Narrative Writing.


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