ROLE Creative Writing Cards

Today, we will take a little break from reading The Crucible to do some creative writing! Our focus will be on narrative writing to prepare for the EOC. Take a took at the EOC rubric used for this writing piece:

Narrative Writer’s Checklist

Be sure to:

  • Write a narrative response that develops a real or imagined experience.
  • Include a problem, situation, or observation and its significance.
  • Establish one or more points of view.
  • Introduce a narrator and/or characters.
  • Organize events so that they progress smoothly.
  • Use a variety of techniques consistently to sequence the events to build toward a particular tone and outcome.
  • Use dialogue, description, pacing, reflection, and/or multiple plot lines to:
    • develop events.
    • develop characters.
    • develop experiences.
  • Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to create a vivid picture of the events, setting, and/or characters.
  • Include a conclusion that reflects on what has been resolved, experienced, or observed in your narrative.
  • Use ideas and/or details from the passage(s) to inform your narrative.
  • Check your work for correct usage, grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
  • Write your response and proofread!

In order to complete this narrative writing piece, you will use the ROLE Writing Strategy. This is an advanced writing strategy that requires you to use a specific Role, Occasion, Location, and Emotion.

Role (orange): Your primary character. You may, of course, include other characters from The Crucible, but your chosen card should be the main character in your narrative.

Occasion (pink): The occasion and context of your piece. Consider what would be happening during such an occasion.

Location (yellow): The setting of your piece. This should be where all of the action happens!

Emotion (green): The tone of your piece. Through plot, dialogue, details, conflict, etc., you must create this emotion in your work.

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