Sample Short Story Activity – CSEC English A

Instructions: Read the story attached below and use the CSEC English A Narrative Writing Marksheme to assign a mark. Then, justify your allocation of the marks assigned, “Whispers in the Wind” The small village of Serenity nestled between rolling hills and ancient forests was known for its tranquility. However, the day an old woman named Elara moved into the creaky…

How to Write a Short Story in 45 Minutes- CSEC English A

Writing a story in 45 minutes for CSEC English A requires careful planning, efficient time management, and effective execution. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you maximize your time and create a compelling narrative: 1. Read the Prompt Thoroughly (5 minutes): Understand the key elements of the prompt. Identify the characters, setting, and central conflict. 2. Plan Your Story (10…

Narrative Writing Quiz with Answers- CSEC English A

Questions: Introduction/Exposition: What should be established in the introduction of a narrative? A. The climax of the story B. The resolution of the conflict C. The main characters, setting, and central conflict D. A series of random events Characterization: What is characterization in a narrative? A. The author’s writing style B. The way characters interact with each other C. The…

CSEC ENGLISH A- How To Write Dialogue

Dialogue isn’t just about creating direct quotations from different characters. Sometimes dialogue is best when it’s put into a summarized form, rather than the drawn-out form of an actual conversation. There are several important things to remember when writing conversations like the examples above, which are called direct dialogue: Do not use dialogue simply to convey information. Dialogue should set the…