Student Worksheet for Narrative Writing

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

 

1.  What is segregation?

 

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2.  Look carefully at the picture.  Brainstorm your thoughts about the picture.  Donít worry about editing or spelling.

 

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3. Turn your picture over and look at the picture on the board.

 

4. Use the information from the board to complete this table about the picture.

 

Characters

Setting

Situation

Feelings

Vocabulary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Check the blank before each element of narrative writing you find in the story the class wrote about segregation.

 

  1. _____ One characterís point of view.
  2. _____ Details about the character .
  3. _____ Details about the setting.
  4. _____ Details about the situation.
  5. _____ The story was in the correct chronological order.
  6. _____ The narrative contained feelings and thoughts.

 

5.  Using the picture you were assigned at the beginning of class fill in the table below. 

Hint: You may use your notes from brainstorming in # 2.

 

Characters

Setting

Situation

Feelings

Vocabulary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  On a separate sheet of paper, write a narrative similar to the one the class wrote together.  Invent an original story related to the picture you were assigned.  You may use this table and any notes you have to help you write the story.  Remember to use the elements of narrative writing from # 4 above.

 

 

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