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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
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- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
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