We started working on the nonfiction essays in earnest — narrowing down topics, completing outlines, and working on some other drafting activities to improve the use of imagery, setting, and dialogue in particular. We also set up Google Classroom for these first workshop drafts.
If you’re still having trouble coming up with ideas:
- 10 Narrative Writing Prompts
- Writing Personal Essays With Help From The New York Times
- 650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing
Once you’re ready to begin writing, join the Google Classroom class for your block, open the assignment, and begin typing.
To help students add lots of significant detail to their essays, we completed an outline/setting handout and visualized essays as comic strips and people as characters.