Middle School Narrative Writing 2

This eight-week class is a continuation of Middle School Narrative Writing Workshop 1. Through the course lessons, students will learn about the narrative concepts of plot and character, and we’ll instruct them in problem areas like dialogue, transition and voice. In addition to a diagnostic assignment that begins the course, students will compose two narrative papers in three drafts each.

Note: The assignments and lesson content of this course significantly overlap Middle School Composition 2. We therefore do not recommend this course for students who have completed M.S. Composition 2.

Course Objectives

Students who complete the course will be able to…

  • write effective narrative papers.
  • respond to coach feedback on their writing through revising and proofreading.
  • understand and apply concepts like conflict, plot, and point of view to their writing.
  • understand and apply the concept of showing, rather than telling in their writing.
  • engage the writing process by employing the following five steps in composing every paper: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing.
  • improve their narrative writing across a wide range of broad evaluative areas, including content, style and form.