Academic Standard

Write narratives (fiction and nonfiction) to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Tennessee State Standards
English/Language Arts
Grade range: 
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Cornerstone = Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Elements within this Standard
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or participants/characters.
Organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection when appropriate, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts, and show the relationships among experiences and events.
Craft an effective and relevant conclusion that reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
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