Narrative Writing and the Common Core State Standards, from Helping English Learners to Write

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Authors: Carol Booth Olson, Robin C. Scarcella, Tina Matuchniak

Summary: In this chapter from Helping English Learners to Write, the authors explain the critical role of narrative writing in helping English learners develop their English language skill and succeed in English Language Arts coursework in the secondary grades. Building upon a strong research-based rationale for narrative writing, it provides many specific and effective teaching strategies that would be useful for middle/high school teachers. In addition, this chapter would be of interest to teachers beginning inquiry projects.