CCSS and Literary Competitions

A number of web-sites offer support to integrate the arts, including creative writing, into Common Core State Standard teaching practice. 

 

http://www.aep-arts.org/resources-2/common-core-and-the-arts/

http://commoncore.org/maps/documents/Art_in_the_Maps.pdf

http://educationcloset.com/common-core-and-the-arts/

 

 

 

NJ Core Curriculum State Standards

Using Narrative Techniques in Personal Essays

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

o    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3a Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

o    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

o    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.

o    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3d Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

o    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3e Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative