We have begun writing narrative paragraphs with five sentences each. These narratives have been "stories" about things that have happened to us. So far, our class topics have been "Christmas Morning" and "A Trip" (a vacation or even just a trip to the store). What are some other topics that you would like to write about that would let us tell about experiences you have had?
FYI - Our basic format for these five sentence narratives is as follows:
1st sentence - introduces the topic i.e. for "A Trip" I went ___________________.
2nd sentence - 1st detail about the topic First, ___________________.
3rd sentence - 2nd detail about the topic Next, ___________________.
4th sentence - 3rd detail about the topic Last, ___________________.
5th sentence - Closing sentence about the topic [The trip] was ____________, and I felt ________________.
and how you felt
As students gain confidence with this basic structure, we encourage them to add detail and substance to the sentences/paragraph.