Logo.jpgUtilizing Narrative Techniques

As I Write Beside Them






Olivia Noel

Big John

Liberty Lee

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Potential Resources

Show v. Tell

Professional Resources

  • Harry R. Noden's Chapter 8 "Story Grammar and Scenes: Shapes for Fiction" from Image Grammar: Teaching Grammar as Part of the Writing Process (Second Edition)

Previous Unit Based on This Theme.....

Objective: To tell the story waiting within you.

Purpose: to tell YOUR story. What story will you tell? How much of the story will you tell?
  • This is a gift that you, the writer, will present to your intended audience at the end of school.Everyone_has_a_story.jpg

Audience: you choose

How football became your passion
Your dad
Why your best friend is your best friend
Your best friend
Why you appreciate your family pride
Your mom/dad

Definitions to know:
  • Vignette
  • Memoir

Grammar Considerations:
  • Dialogue...and punctuation of
  • Details, details, details...start by utilizing appositives!

YOU, the writer:
  • Your voice
  • Your point-of-view

  • Blog posts?
  • A Penzu document?
  • Google Documents?
  • Google Presentation?
  • Save by chapter?


1st Nine Weeks

2nd Nine Weeks

3rd Nine Weeks

4th Nine Weeks
Select audience.

Write four chapters.

Write four chapters.

Select a minimum of ten chapters to include in your novel.
Choose purpose.

Of course, you may choose to write more than four!

Of course, you may choose to write more than four!

Add pictures.
Play with font.
Yes, work on presentation.
Create a section in your Writer's Notebook for this topic.

Use multiple genres.

Use multiple genres.

ALWAYS be editing, revising = PROOFING!
Write four chapters.

Print, bind, PUBLISH!

Assigned Chapters

  • Meaning of your name.

  • The happiest moment you had with your chosen audience.
  • One way this person/audience has changed you for the better.

Mrs. Gillmore's Stories:
Shhh...these are secrets! I do not want these people to know that I am writing their...ooops, my story about us. REMEMBER: this is a gift for your audience.

Story 1A

Story 2A

Story 3A



Story 3B

Holly's Adventure

My Parents' Story

College and Career Ready

My Rock

My Late Friend