Lesson 16 - Writing


Write your own chapter in Seedfolks by using a narrative structure to develop imagined experiences based on the events of the text.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman 

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Imagine that you lived in the community where Seedfolks takes place. Write a chapter from your point of view. Make sure to include your point of view in the plot and your interactions with other characters. 

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  • This lesson will be used as a narrative diagnostic. Do not include any teaching points before starting the assignment. 
  • If desired, the lesson can be extended for multiple days if you would like students to deeply engage with the assignment. Students will have multiple opportunities for narrative writing in later units, so extension is not necessary for student mastery. 

Common Core Standards

  • W.5.3 — Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.