Lakeview Fifth-Grade Welcomes Author Daniel M. Quilter

Our fifth-grade classes were proud to welcome author Daniel M. Quilter to Lakeview. Mr. Quilter…now why does that name sound familiar? Oh yes, he just happens to be the son of our own Special Education teacher, Mrs. Quilter! As the author of four books, Mr. Quilter was able to share his personal writing process with our fifth-grader students who are currently studying narrative writing. Thanks for your great tips Mr. Quilter and for taking the time to visit us.

Fifth-Grade Writing Standard 3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

  1. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
  2. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
  3. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
  4. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
  5. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.