About this Daily Classroom Special:
The Outdoor Path to
Good Writing was
written by Teachers Network web mentor, Lisa Kihn, a math and
language arts teacher at Nevin Platt Middle School in Boulder, Colorado.
Lisa believes in project based learning and curriculum integration to
actively involve students in their learning process.
Rate yourself on a score of 1 –5 for each element of your realistic fiction/personal narrative story. Provide a clear explanation in the space provided.
This is the author’s way of hooking the reader. This can be done using either an action, a reaction, dialogue or another creative device.
Explain what type of lead you used and why you used it.
List examples of how you used language in your story that showed and didn’t simply tell the reader.
_____ REALISTIC FICTION
Is this story written from a personal experience? What have you done to make this story believable?
Is your dialogue realistic? Give examples.
What type of conclusion did you choose? Why did you choose this one?