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Handouts for Family Tradition Narrative and Speech

Handouts for Family Tradition Narrative and Speech

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These are all the handouts you'll need to complete your family tradition narrative and speech.
These are all the handouts you'll need to complete your family tradition narrative and speech.

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Personal Narrative Writing Prompt -- 100 POINTSEnglish 1 Unit 1Assignment:
In an essay, I want you to tell me about a family tradition you have. Think about the holidays (Thanksgiving,Christmas, Hanukah, Easter, Fourth of July, birthdays, etc.). Does your family do the same thing every year? Doyou always go to someone’s house? Eat your Aunt’s famous potato casserole? Open presents in a certain order?Go bowling or out to the movies after eating a huge dinner?In your essay, I want you to walk me through this tradition from the start to the end. Tell it to me like you woulda story. BE DESCRIPTIVE! As a read it, I should be able to clearly picture everything in my mind. Make sureyou cover the five senses:1.
Sight
(what does everything look like?)2.
Sound
(what does it sound like? Laughter? What kind of music?)3.
Smell
(if there is food, make sure you tell me what it all smells like; make me hungry as I readit!)4.
Taste
(what does the food taste like? My mouth should be watering when I’m done reading it)5.
Touch
(feel of the wrapping paper in your hands; holding your children; sitting by a fire, etc.)
What I’m looking for in your narrative:
At least three paragraphs
Vivid language
o
STRONG VOCABULARY (verbs, nouns, etc.)
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Figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, etc.)
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Sensory details (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
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You should be “painting a picture” of the scene with your descriptions
Description of family tradition
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Discuss three “events” that take place during this tradition
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Told like you are telling me a story (beginning, middle, end, characters, setting, etc.)
Format Requirements (See Example):
MLA Style Heading
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Your last name and page number in the upper right corner of the header 
Go to “Insert”
Header 
Blank 
Page Number 
Top of Page
Plain Number 3
Type your last name and hit space once
 
Click on “Close Header/Footer”
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Double Spaced on the left margin
Your First and Last Name
 Nioka Clark 
English 1 Unit 1
Day Month Year (7 September 2010)
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Title Centered
Should be plain; do not make it bold, underlined, or a bigger font
DO NOT add an extra space
Double Spaced
12 pt font (Times New Roman or Arial)
MY FAMILY DOESN’T HAVE A FAMILY TRADITION.WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?
What tradition would you like to start in your family? Tell me what that tradition would be like.Ask yourself, “Is my teacher going to know if I’m making this whole thing up?”The answer is, “No.” I’m not going to contact your family and ask them if you’re telling the truth.Just something to think about…
 
Personal Narrative OutlineEnglish 1 Unit 1INTRODUCTION
How does your traditionbegin?Who takes part in yourtradition?Descriptive Words (FiveSenses)

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