Thursday, September 15, 2016

Using Picture Books to Plot the Narrative Arc

In writing, we are in the stage of evaluating the narrative arc.  We looked at the picture book Each Kindness and plotted its arc.  

Using another picture book that we read recently, students reread the story Those Shoes to see if they could work collaboratively to identify the rising action, the climax, the theme and the falling action in the story.

Some student work.  

Next, students will evaluate the first narrative draft and plot their story on the narrative arc and see if there are a progression of problems that leads to a climax.