Type:

E-book, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet

Description:

In small groups, students complete this activity after they have read several short stories in the fiction unit.<p/> <b><p>This resource is part of the <a href="http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_slorntson/FictionUnit">Fiction Unit</a> and the <a href="http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_slorntson/English10">English 10</a> course.</p></b>

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

short story fiction reading

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

Fiction Unit
Update Standards?

WRI.9-12.1.1.1: Writing

Composes a written piece with plot elements and also experiments with point of view and various narrative techniques.

WRI.9-12.1.1.2.1: Writing

personal experience

WRI.9-12.1.1.2.2: Writing

personal observation

WRI.9-12.1.1.2.3: Writing

prior knowledge.

WRI.9-12.1.1.3: Writing

Writes from experiences and relies on detailed insight, a sense of how events unfold, and how people respond to life and to one another.

WRI.9-12.1.1.4: Writing

Analyzes and understands implications and consequences of plagiarism (e.g. ethical, legal, professional).

WRI.9-12.1.1.5: Writing

Applies appropriate strategies to generate narrative text (e.g. brainstorming, listing, webbing, working in pairs or cooperative groups and identifying information from print sources).

WRI.9-12.1.1.6: Writing

Writes a piece with an inviting introduction, appropriate body, and satisfying conclusion that leaves the reader with a sense of resolution.

WRI.9-12.1.1.7: Writing

Selects varied transitions to connect ideas within and between paragraphs in the writing piece.

WRI.9-12.1.1.8: Writing

Selects vocabulary and figurative language that conveys a particular tone and personality (e.g. humor, suspense, originality, and liveliness).

WRI.9-12.1.1.9: Writing

Incorporates words that are precise and suitable for narrative writing, which create appropriate imagery (e.g. explicit nouns, explicit verbs, natural modifiers).

WRI.9-12.1.1.10: Writing

Manages vocabulary particular to the topic and provides ease of understanding.

WRI.9-12.1.1.11: Writing

Uses a variety of sentence structures and lengths.

WRI.9-12.1.1.12: Writing

Creates a variety of engaging sentence beginnings that relate to and build upon previous sentences that move the reader easily through the text.

WRI.9-12.1.1.13: Writing

Uses fragments only for stylistic effect.

WRI.9-12.1.1.14: Writing

Composes and selectively uses dialogue for effect and style.

WRI.9-12.1.1.16: Writing

Uses correct mechanics and punctuation to guide the reader through the text.

WRI.9-12.1.1.17: Writing

Uses correct grammar and usage, which may be manipulated for stylistic effect and may contribute to clarity.

WRI.9-12.1.1.18: Writing

Spells familiar and most unfamiliar words and uses available resources (e.g. dictionary, spell check).

WRI.9-12.1.1.19: Writing

Uses correct paragraph divisions to reinforce the organizational structure of the text.

WRI.9-12.1.2.1: Writing

Develops a thesis statement based upon at least one main idea in response to a prompt.

WRI.9-12.1.2.2: Writing

Clearly defines the main idea by selecting relevant, logical details that meet the reader's informational needs.

WRI.9-12.1.2.3.1: Writing

personal experience

WRI.9-12.1.2.3.2: Writing

personal observations

WRI.9-12.1.2.3.3: Writing

prior knowledge

WRI.9-12.1.2.3.4: Writing

research to meet the reader's needs and to create appropriate point of view.

WRI.9-12.1.2.4: Writing

Expresses information in own words using appropriate organization, grammar, word choice, and tone sufficient to the audience.

WRI.9-12.1.2.5: Writing

Analyzes and understands implications and consequences of plagiarism (e.g. ethical, legal, professional).

WRI.9-12.1.2.6: Writing

Cites references for all sources of information and includes summarized and paraphrased ideas from other authors.

WRI.9-12.1.2.7: Writing

Constructs a bibliography with a standard style of format (e.g. MLA, APA, etc.).

WRI.9-12.1.2.8: Writing

Applies appropriate strategies to generate expository text (e.g. brainstorming, listing, webbing, working in pairs or cooperative groups and identifying information from print sources).

WRI.9-12.1.2.9.1: Writing

an introduction that draws the reader in

WRI.9-12.1.2.9.2: Writing

a body that provides information through the logical placement of facts and data

WRI.9-12.1.2.9.3: Writing

a conclusion that reinforces the thesis statement and leaves the reader with a sense of completion.

WRI.9-12.1.2.10: Writing

Arranges information within each paragraph in a logical and effective sequence to meet the readers informational needs.

WRI.9-12.1.2.11: Writing

Uses appropriate transitions to connect ideas within and between paragraphs.

WRI.9-12.1.2.12: Writing

Selects vocabulary and figurative language that convey a particular tone and personality (e.g. humor, suspense, originality, liveliness).

WRI.9-12.1.2.13: Writing

Incorporates words that are precise and suitable for expository writing that create appropriate imagery (e.g. explicit nouns, vivid verbs, natural modifiers).

WRI.9-12.1.2.14: Writing

Manages specialized vocabulary particular to the subject/topic to provide ease of understanding.

WRI.9-12.1.2.15: Writing

Uses a variety of sentence structures and lengths to make the reading pleasant and natural.

WRI.9-12.1.2.16: Writing

Creates a variety of engaging sentence beginnings that relate to and build upon previous sentences to move the reader easily through the text.

WRI.9-12.1.2.17: Writing

Uses fragments only for stylistic effect.

WRI.9-12.1.2.19: Writing

Uses correct mechanics and punctuates to guide the reader through the text.

WRI.9-12.1.2.20: Writing

Uses correct grammar and usage, which may be manipulated for stylistic effect and may contribute to clarity.

WRI.9-12.1.2.21: Writing

Spells familiar and most unfamiliar word correctly and uses available resources (e.g. dictionary, spell check).

WRI.9-12.1.2.22: Writing

Uses correct paragraph divisions to reinforce the organizational structure of the text.

WRI.9-12.1.3.1: Writing

Develops a technical text focused on one main purpose.

WRI.9-12.1.3.2: Writing

Clearly defines the main idea with selection of concise, logical details that meet the reader's informational needs.

WRI.9-12.1.3.3: Writing

Analyzes and understands implications and consequences of plagiarism (e.g. ethical, legal, professional).

WRI.9-12.1.3.4: Writing

Cites references for all sources of information and includes summarized and paraphrased ideas from other authors.

WRI.9-12.1.3.5: Writing

Constructs a bibliography with a standard style of format (e.g. MLA, APA, etc.).

WRI.9-12.1.3.6: Writing

Applies appropriate strategies to generate technical text (e.g. brainstorming, listing, webbing, working in pairs or cooperative groups, identifying information from print sources).

WRI.9-12.1.3.7: Writing

Organizes information within each section, paragraph, list, or graphic in a logical and effective sequence to meet the reader's informational needs.

WRI.9-12.1.3.8: Writing

Composes a comprehensive piece with a constructive introduction, a relevant or sequential body, and a suitable conclusion.

WRI.9-12.1.3.9: Writing

Uses appropriate transitions to connect ideas within the piece (e.g. enumerated lists, bullets, headings, subheadings, complex outlining elements).

WRI.9-12.1.3.10: Writing

Writes with an awareness of purpose and audience (e.g. letters, complex reports, directions, graphics, brochures, electronic presentation, newsletters, memos, job searches, fliers, e-mails, Web pages, pictorials).

WRI.9-12.1.3.11: Writing

Writes with authority so the voice is not distracting.

WRI.9-12.1.3.12: Writing

Selects words that convey the writer's message clearly, precisely, and professionally (e.g. technical terms, jargon).

WRI.9-12.1.3.13: Writing

Selects words that consider appropriate connotation for the intended task/format (e.g. persuasive, if persuading; informational, if informing, etc.).

WRI.9-12.1.3.14: Writing

Writes compact sentences or phrases that make the point clear.

WRI.9-12.1.3.15: Writing

Punctuates correctly.

WRI.9-12.1.3.16: Writing

Uses correct grammar and usage, which may be manipulated for stylistic effect and contributes to clarity.

WRI.9-12.1.3.17: Writing

Spells words correctly and uses available resources (e.g. dictionary, spell check).

WRI.9-12.1.3.18: Writing

Uses graphic devices that are clear, helpful, visually appealing, and supportive of the text (e.g. charts, graphs, illustrations).

WRI.9-12.1.4.1: Writing

Asserts an arguable proposition or opinion (thesis statement).

WRI.9-12.1.4.2.1: Writing

personal experience

WRI.9-12.1.4.2.2: Writing

observations

WRI.9-12.1.4.2.3: Writing

prior knowledge

WRI.9-12.1.4.2.4: Writing

research important for the reader to reach a conclusion and use an appropriate point of view for the piece (e.g. first person in editorial).

WRI.9-12.1.4.3: Writing

Develops and differentiates details necessary to expand the main topic in a balanced format to support the writer's position.

WRI.9-12.1.4.4: Writing

Anticipates the reader's question(s) and provides balance with a counter-argument.

WRI.9-12.1.4.5: Writing

Builds a focused argument that uses logical thinking and appeals to reason, authority, and/or emotion.

WRI.9-12.1.4.6: Writing

Analyzes and understands implications and consequences of plagiarism (e.g. ethical, legal, professional).

WRI.9-12.1.4.7: Writing

Applies appropriate strategies to generate persuasive text (e.g. brainstorming, listing, webbing, working in pairs or cooperative groups, identifying information from print sources).

WRI.9-12.1.4.8.1: Writing

an introduction that engages the reader

WRI.9-12.1.4.8.2: Writing

a body that reinforces the writer's position through the logical placement of evidence

WRI.9-12.1.4.8.3: Writing

a conclusion that reinforces the thesis statement and the original position.

WRI.9-12.1.4.9: Writing

Arranges information within each paragraph in a logical and effective sequence to persuade the reader (e.g. typically 5 or more sentences).

WRI.9-12.1.4.10: Writing

Uses appropriate transitions to connect ideas within and between paragraphs.

WRI.9-12.1.4.11: Writing

Selects vocabulary and figurative language that conveys a particular tone and personality (e.g. humor, suspense, cynicism, sarcasm, originality, and liveliness).

WRI.9-12.1.4.12: Writing

Uses language that is appropriate for persuasive writing and easy for the audience to understand.

WRI.9-12.1.4.13: Writing

Incorporates words that are precise, suitable for persuasive writing, and create imagery (e.g. precise nouns, powerful verbs, vivid modifiers).

WRI.9-12.1.4.14: Writing

Uses a variety of sentence structures and lengths to make the reading pleasant and natural.

WRI.9-12.1.4.15: Writing

Creates a variety of engaging sentence beginnings that relate to and build upon previous sentences that move the reader fluidly through the subject matter.

WRI.9-12.1.4.16: Writing

Uses fragments only for stylistic effect.

WRI.9-12.1.4.17: Writing

Includes convincing dialogue, if appropriate.

WRI.9-12.1.4.18: Writing

Punctuates correctly to easily guide the reader through the text.

WRI.9-12.1.4.19: Writing

Uses correct grammar and usage, which may be manipulated for stylistic effect, which may contribute to clarity.

WRI.9-12.1.4.20: Writing

Spells words correctly and uses available resources (e.g. dictionary, spell check).

WRI.9-12.1.4.21: Writing

Uses correct paragraph divisions to reinforce the organizational structure of the text.
Curriki Rating
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2.5
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.5, as of 2015-11-21.

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Instructional Quality: 2
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:


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