a. Focuses the reader by establishing a situation and introduces a narrator and/or characters; organizes an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
b. Uses narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events by showing the characters’ responses to the experiences.
c. Uses a variety of transitional words to manage the sequence of events.
d. Uses descriptive words and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
e. Ends with a conclusion that wraps up the narrative by including thoughts and feelings about the episode or event.