What are the features of engaging, insightful personal narrative writing?
1. Go to brevitymag.com
2. Choose a personal narrative to read.
3. In the comment box below summarize the narrative you chose and explain how the author uses narrative strategies to explore a theme. (Narrative strategies include narrative point of view, narrative voice, plot (an arranged sequence of events), characterization, setting, vivid and suggestive imagery, significant objects (and/or symbols), dialogue...) Due by class time Monday, October 7.
4. Then, read what your peers have written in the comment box. Based on what you read choose another personal narrative to read at brevitymag.com.
5. Now, respond to what a peer has written about the story with a comment of your own. The comment should be substantial, which means it should demonstrate an understanding of the story and an understanding of your peer's comment, while also offering something significant and new. Due by class time Tuesday, October 8.
(Remember that our goal here is to understand what makes personal
narratives work (or not work), so we can write effective analyses and
write our personal narratives.)