This workshop is one day, 5 hours (not including lunch), and covers both personal and fictional narratives. Teachers learn how to teach the personal narrative first and then transfer those skills to the fictional narrative. Schools may also choose to focus the day exclusively on either the personal or the fictional.
The day includes the following:
- Narrative paragraphs and essays
- Graphic organizers for chronological organization
- Development and elaboration techniques
- 1-1 conferencing
- Introductions and conclusions