Now that we have done some prewriting about the story from you childhood that is waiting to be told, let's study a narrative as an example.
Tonight, read Sarah Vowell's "Shooting Dad."
Talk to the text and note areas that really stick out to you. Today in class we identified the following to be true about good stories:
1. The narrator keep your attention
2. The story is intriguing
3. Their are moments of humor
4. A story is more interesting if you can relate to it
5. The characters seem like real people
6. There is a conflict
After you are done reading and talking to the text, complete the graphic organizer on the back. Find two sentences that have a surface level meaning and a deeper meaning. Right the exact quotation and then reword the text and the subtext in your own words. Bring all of this completed to class tomorrow.
Please let me know if you have any questions by posting them here.