Education Technology

NCTE: Creating Narrative Composition

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

In this activity, students write their own stories about the travels of a piece of currency with assistance from their classmates.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the NoteFolio™ App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Make an overhead transparency of the "Rubric for Assessing Money Moves Speech" prior to the start of class. Also make enough copies of the Student Work Sheet, "Currency Travelogue," so that each student can have his or her own copy. Give each student a piece of currency and a copy of the Student Work Sheet entitled "Currency Travelogue."

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the NoteFolio file(s) to your class using TI Connect™ and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity


  • Students will:
  • Write a narrative based on experience that uses descriptive language and detail, and effectively presents a sequence of events and reveals a theme.
  • Speak from notes or an outline, and relate an experience in descriptive detail with a sense of timing and decorum appropriate to the occasion.
  • Share brief impromptu remarks about topics of interest to oneself and others.
  • After the Activity

    Prepare students for Activity 3 by quickly reviewing the rubric once again. Remind students that their narratives will be presented as monologues and that they will be expected to answer questions in character (that is to say, in the persona of the currency) after giving their monologues.

    Inform students that they should be prepared to present their narratives as monologues to the class the next day.