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Ch 29: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Narrative Writing Strategies

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Get a jump on reviewing for this spring's SBA ELA with this collection of narrative writing lessons for grades 6-8. Use the quick lesson quizzes to see when your students are ready to move to the next topic.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Narrative Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

Help your students in 6-8 prepare for questions about narrative writing on the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) with our self-paced chapter of video and text lessons. All of the following topics are included in this study:

  • Types and characteristics of narrative writing
  • Narrative writing techniques
  • Hooks in narrative writing
  • 'Story within a story' literary technique
  • Narrative essays
  • Pacing, dialogue, reflection and description
  • Effective use of transitions

Our experienced instructors are skilled in making topic presentations fun and engaging. Video lessons include entertaining animations and video tags enabling users to quickly go back and review select portions. Text lessons often have links to other lessons for extra learning support. The self-assessment quiz with each lesson and the chapter test can alert students and teachers to any topics that might still need attention.

8 Lessons in Chapter 29: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Narrative Writing Strategies
Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

1. 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

2. 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.

Frame Narrative: Definition & Overview

3. Frame Narrative: Definition & Overview

Frame narratives are one of the oldest literary techniques used by writers. They put an interesting spin on traditional plot structure and serve to grab the spectators' attention by pulling them into the story.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

4. 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: 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 Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

6. 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.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

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