Below is a rubric designed to help tell a narrative story. It is essentially the same as a “Fitz-Style” journal entry--but a bit more specific. Please read my essay, “How to Tell a Good Story” before starting your own narrative essay. In this rubric, the directions are in the left column. In the right column I inserted a narrative essay written by Chris Ruedigger, an 8th grade student of mine in 2013 reflecting about his time at The Fenn School. If you notice: his two body paragraphs are excellent examples of using the narrative paragraph rubric to help him write the body paragraphs of this narrative essay.
Mid-Year Writing Prompt: Your personal essay should “try” and describe your journey, growth and thoughts as a writer during this past term, and it will serve as an introduction to your portfolio.