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Narrative and

Descriptive
Paragraphs
DEMO
MayaWest Writing Project
Eyla Santiago
June 18, 2014
Eyla Santiago
Born and raised in Boquern, Puerto Rico.
Recently graduated from UPRM.
English teacher in a private school at
Mayagez:
1 year teaching
7
th
and 8
th
grade
Who are my students?
7
th
Graders
2 groups are quiet
1 group is outspoken
Good reading skills
Average writing skills
Visual students
Loving and affectionate

8
th
Graders
Extrovert
Outspoken
Mischievous
Visual and loud
Energetic
Excellent reading skills
Good writing skills

Students
Academia Inmaculada
Concepcin
Location: Miradero, Mayagez
Population: middle and upper class
Grade Levels: k-12
Elementary School
Secondary School
Secondary Level
Students take:
Six classes during the day
Two electives during the week
Work by cycles
Each day is assigned a letter
General:
Electives such as:
Arts
Technology
Italian
Acting




Philosophy
I believe in Cooperation
Cooperative Learningraise the
achievement of all students, build[s]
positive relationships,replace the
competitive structure for a team-
based (Richards and Rodgers,192)

In my experience students:
feel comfortable
build communication
learn to help each other
Desuggestopedia
Integration of arts
The fine arts (music, art, and drama) enable
suggestions to reach the subconscious
(Larsen-Freeman, 80).

Why?
different students
visual students

Philosophy
Theory and Story on Activity
It is not based in the Curricular Maps.
Required Books
Grammar for Writing Book
Chapter to Chapter

For this lesson they put in practice
previous knowledge

How to reach my students?

Department of
Education
W.8.1:
Combines sentences and ideas
using simple transitional phrases
W.8.3
Applies elements of descriptive
and narrative forms
W.8.5
Uses basic editing marks
Materials
Computer
Projector
Speakers
Video Clips
Notebook/Paper
Pen/Pencil
Objects
Boxes
Books
Play-Doh vases
Markers




Activity
Writing Narrative and Descriptive paragraphs:
Applying previous knowledge such as
Transition words
Organizational Patterns
What is a Narrative Paragraph
What is a Descriptive Paragraph
Proofreading Marks
Activity
Taking into consideration the way they
learn:
Video Clips
What they like, what they talk about, who
they are
Art technique for drawing
Applied to writing

Review
Use of Transition Words
Addition
Compare and contrast
Cause and effect
Consequence
Examples
Sequence
summarize

Review
Proofreading Marks

Review
What is a paragraph?
Types of paragraphs
Narrative
Tells a story or event
Descriptive
Describes something or someone
Persuasive
Tries to convince the reader
Informative
Explains ideas, gives facts

Instructions
After watching both videos choose one and write a
Narrative paragraph of what you saw.
Apply transition words adequately.
Use a minimum of 5 sentences.
You have 7 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3G36pM2NG0
Chuck and Larry scene




Find the person with the same shape and
color as you.
Share your Narrative paragraph and use
proofreading marks.
You have 15 minutes to proofread each
others paragraphs.

Peer Editing and Sharing
Write a descriptive paragraph
Describe what you see from your seat in the
middle of the classroom on top of the
table.
Use a minimum of five sentences.
Apply transition words adequately.
You have 7 minutes.
Instructions
Peer Editing and Sharing
Find todays partner.
Share your Descriptive Paragraph.
You have 15 minutes to proofread.
Works Cited
Larsen-Freeman, Diane. Techniques and
Principles in Language Teaching. New York:
Oxford University Press, 2010. Print.
Richards, Jack C. and Theodore Rodgers.
Cooperative Language Learning.
Approaches and Methods in Language
Teaching. New York: Cambridge University
Press, 2010. 192- 203. Print.


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