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Writing After a Close Reading


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Narrative-Writing Tasks

Grasp plot exposition

Identify the planning tool your students are most familiar with.

Storyboard | 3-Box | 5-Box | 9-Box | 12-Box

Plot Exposition Map | Ride the Story Plot

Label problem and solution within all resources, as seen in these Pinterest examples.

Plan the character’s problem and solution.




Introduce Set-up, Mix-up, Fix-up and provide writing templates for primary students.

Continue the Story

Rewrite the Perspective

Fractured Fairy Tales for Rewrite from a different point of view

Insert the Missing Piece

Insert the missing page | Primary Template

Insert the missing part | Example

Write Fiction based on fact

Reveal mastery of character traits

Adjust point of view with tech tools

Track character perspectives and attitudes