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Ch 13: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Narrative Writing

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This chapter on narrative writing can help your 8th-grader prepare for the writing portion of the FSA - Grade 8 ELA. These lessons were created by experienced instructors who are available to answer your student's questions as she goes along.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Narrative Writing - Chapter Summary

Improve your student's ability to tell a story with this study chapter on narrative writing. She will learn about the narrative essay and narrative techniques that can help her on the FSA - Grade 8 ELA. This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Definition of narrative writing
  • Narrative hook
  • Dialogue and pacing
  • Description and sensory language
  • Transitions and relationships
  • Objective summary
  • Reflective conclusion

Text and video lessons are available for as much review as the student needs. Video lessons come with comprehension-boosting written transcripts and are searchable by major topic with the interactive video timeline feature. Finally, the lesson quizzes and chapter exams can help ensure retention of the material for the real test.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Narrative Writing - Chapter Objectives

The Florida Department of Education gives the FSA - Grade 8 ELA to its 8th-graders annually to test their attainment of the Florida Standards in English language arts. This chapter relates to the computer-based writing assessment which lasts 120 minutes and features questions in the following formats: multiple-choice, open-response, and technology-enhanced or interactive.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Narrative Writing
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What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

2. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

3. Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine various types of narrative techniques in writing, as well as examples of the literary techniques relevant to style, plot, and perspective/point of view.

What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in understanding components of narrative hooks found in literature and how they can be applied to your writing. Learn more about narrative hooks, and test your understanding through a quiz.

Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

5. Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

Here is a toolkit of techniques to engage your audience and keep them reading, including dialogue, pacing, description and reflection. Try some of these in your next narrative essay!

How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

6. How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

When you write a narrative, you can draw your reader into your experiences by adding specific, concrete details to your storytelling. This lesson tells you exactly how to do it.

How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

7. How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

When you write just about any kind of paper, whether it's story writing or essay writing, use transitions to help your reader make connections and move easily through your paper. Here are some specific ways to use transitions.

Writing an Objective Summary of a Story

8. Writing an Objective Summary of a Story

In this lesson, you'll learn exactly what teachers mean when they ask for an objective summary, and you'll learn how to write one as well. Finally, you can test your understanding with a short quiz.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

9. Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

Sometimes, after telling a story in our narrative essays, we need a little something more in the conclusion to help the reader understand our meaning. Personal reflections do this.

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