Narratives include… (Document)
- ____ Beginning/ Lead
- ____ Middle/ Develop.
- ____ Conclusion
- ____ Problem
- ____ Solution
- ____ Learning- What did the character learn?
- ____ Dialogue
- ____ Inner Dialogue
- ____ Tension/ Suspense
- ____ Attempts to solve
- ____ Character solved
- ____ Character(s) (S.T.E.A.L.)
Using Language/ Mechanics
- ____ Sentences (capital letters, periods, …)
- ____ Indented Paragraphs
- ____ Transition Words
- ____ Mechanics (spelling, punctuation, capitalization)
- ✓ One inch margins, double spaced, between 1½ – 2 pages (this page has 1 inch margins)
Personal Narrative– The story of an event that happened to you. In the story you attempt to solve a problem and finally succeed. In the process you learn something.
Realistic Fiction Narrative- The story of an event that could happen but didn’t. In the story a character attempts to solve a problem and finally succeeds (usually). In the process the character learns something.
There are many other types of narratives but most have the same characteristics.
Here is a rubric to try:
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|Character||Character is not well developed; the reader knows almost nothing about the character.||Some inner and outer characteristics are known but the author could have shown more.||Well developed character with inner and outer characteristics told and shown by the author.||Well developed character with many inner and outer characteristics that the author shows.|
|Situation||The author does not show the reader when and where this story takes place.||The reader knows a little bit about the time or the place but it is not really clear.||Time and place and some more information is given so the reader can understand the story.||Wow! The author really shows the when and where by using descriptive language and by how the character acts/ thinks.|
|Problem||The author does not have a clear problem for the main character to solve.||The author has a small problem or an easy problem for the main character to solve.||The author has a problem that is a realistic challenge for the main character to solve.||The author develops a difficult yet realistic problem for the main character to solve.|
|Resolution||The problem was not solved.||The problem was solved but not by the main character or it wasn’t a realistic resolution.||The main character used his or her characteristics to solve the problem, facing difficulties along the way.||The main character used his or her characteristics to solve the problem, faced some difficulties and learned something in the process.|
|Mechanics/ Sense||Looks like the author did not care about the work or the spelling because it looks so messy and has so many mistakes. Really does not make sense.||Looks OK but could look better; may have some erasures or just looks kind of messy. Has 3 or more spelling mistakes. Some parts don’t make sense.||Looks good, only a couple spelling mistakes. Makes sense.||Looks almost like it was done on a computer and has no spelling mistakes. Makes complete sense to any reader.|