Language Objective: Students will finish outlining their narratives and pre-write flashbacks and expositions for their personal narratives.
1. Bell Work: Read for 15 minutes; Is the opening of your book effective? How does the author draw you into the book? How do you think this opening could be improved?
2. Find a partner and tell them about the event that you did not expect to change your life. You have two minutes to tell them as much as possible about what happened and how it affected you. Answer any questions your partner might have. Then it's your partner's turn to tell their story to you. Ask them about anything that you have questions on or that is unclear.
3. Finish outlining your narrative. Once you are done, it should look like this.
4. In "Just Another Soldier", Hartley starts by introducing us to the results of the attack on his convoy first, then he talks about what happened to lead up to this in chronological order. What kind of effect does a flashback like this have? Is it effective.
5. In your outline, decide which event shows the results or end of your event. Mark it to start your narrative with this event, then write a flashback detailing what happened to lead up to this. Spend 10 minutes pre-writing your introduction and flashback.
6. At the end of "Just Another Soldier", Hartley reflects on the overall significance of what happened to him and makes us as the audience infer meaning to his narrative.
- What is the overall significance of your event?
- Why should others care about this? How could they relate to what happened to you?
- How can you make them relate?
7. Complete this exit slip and submit it with your bell work
Turn in Bell Work and Exit Slip
Finish Narrative Outline
Pre-write your flashback and exposition