Very Bad Day

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Bad Day

3.

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

a.

Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

b.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

c.

Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

d.

Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

e.

Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events. (7.W.3)

Prewrite

Prewrite

You are going to list everything that makes a bad day. When you make a prewrite list, don’t worry about spelling, punctuations, or saying the wrong thing. The main purpose is to write. Don’t erase anything. You might not like it now, but later on, you might use it.

The more you write, the more choices you have to choose from

Limit you time in the prewrite stage. I write non stop for one to two minutes. If I don’t have enough, I extent the time.

Lets write down some ideas of a bad day

Now it time to write an outline

Now it time to write an outline

This is where you will organize you ideas and put them in a logical order. If anything happens at breakfast, it should be at the beginning.

Anything at night should be towards the end.

There are a few graphic organizers out there that could help you organize you ideas. Different essays require different graphic organizers. Pick the one that best works for you.

Now it time to write an outline

Since this is a narrative, you will be using a plot diagram to organize your thoughts.

At the beginning, make sure you put in the characters. Don’t just start with the bad things happening. Develop the characters. Let us get to know them. Explain the setting and use that to develop the story.

Lets make the outline

Rising Action

Rising Action

Writing down all the bad things that is happening to the main character is the rising action. Explain each situation that the character goes through. Don’t blow off any experience. The less you explain mean the less we know as the reader.

By not explaining what is happening, leaves us confused and really we don’t want to read more.

Rising Action

At the end of the rising action is the climax. This is the highest point of suspense. This is what makes your story amazing. The better the climax, better story.

This should be the worst of all the problems.

Climax and Falling action

After the worst part of the story happened, then start making the story good. Let the main character finally get good news that will make every single bad thing happen seem like nothing.

Make it like he won the lottery. Where no matter what he does, something good happens. This should not be very long.

Resolution

Resolution

Let us know what is going on with the characters after the story has ended.

What is the main character of the story doing. What great things happened to him since.

What happened to the antagonist character. What bad things are happening to him/her.

Lets hear about the happy ever after.

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