TABLE OF CONTENTS

Unit 22 - Narrative Writing: Writing a Narrative Essay, pages 606–612

EXERCISE 13
Graphic Organizer (This exercise cannot be answered online. Please complete the exercise on your own paper)
The graphic organizer below may help you keep track of details in your narrative essay.



EXERCISE 14
Language, Grammar, and Style: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - Correcting Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Correct the disagreement between the pronouns and antecedents in the following sentences.
  1. The mates worked diligently to unload the freight as quickly as possible. The anxious throngs on the wharf rarely appreciated his efforts.

  2. Two steamboats arrived and departed today, but I was sick and did not see it.

  3. Our town is a dull, depressing place for most of the day. They depend upon the surge of excitement that comes with the arrival of the boats.

  4. A person really can’t appreciate the phenomenon unless they see it in person.



EXERCISE 15
Language, Grammar, and Style: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - Using Pronouns and Antecedents Correctly in Your Writing (This exercise cannot be answered online. Please complete the exercise on your own paper)
Read through your narrative essay and look for pronouns. Make sure that each pronoun agrees in case and number with its antecedent.

EXERCISE 16
Self- and Peer Evaluation
Once you have finished your draft, read over your work. Let one or two of your peers do the same. Ask these questions about the essay:
  1. How many different senses are described in the draft?

  2. What is the climax of the narrative?

  3. What is the source of tension, good or bad, in the story?

  4. Underline a sentence that shows more than it tells.

  5. Which sentences use sensory details effectively?

  6. Is the story told in chronological order, or does it use a flashback?

  7. Is the order of events clear and logical?

  8. Find five sentences with pronouns and antecedents and check to see that they agree.

  9. What “things” in the narrative have distinctive shapes, sounds, or colors?



EXERCISE 17
Rubric for Narrative Writing: Writing a Narrative Essay (This exercise cannot be answered online. Please complete the exercise on your own paper)