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NCTE: Assessing Narrative Composition

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students present their narratives as monologues to the class. To add a twist, each student, after presenting their monologue, will take questions from the audience and answer in character (that is to say, in the persona of the currency).

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 LearningCheck™ and NoteFolio™ Apps on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Prepare an overhead transparency of the Teacher Guide, "Tips on Public Speaking." Also have the transparency of the Rubrics presented in Activity 2 for review prior to the start of the students' presentations. Make enough copies of the Student Work Sheet, "Reflecting on the Money Moves Assignment," for each student to receive one.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the LearningCheck and 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

    When all presentations are completed, pass out the Student Work Sheet, "Reflecting on the Money Moves Assignment." Have the students record their reflections about the lesson on the sheet. Handing the completed reflection to the teacher will "buy" them the right to leave at the end of class.