The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Narrative Essay 1
Narrative Essay – English 10 – 25 Points
No less than 500 words
No less than 5 paragraphs
1 paragraph = 5-7 sentences at least
Times New Roman
12 pt. font
Narrative – tells a story or details an account of events
Prompt: Read the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, and write a narrative that describes a personal experience that relates to one of the themes represented in the novel. Your personal experience should detail an experience in which you have overcome (or are overcoming) a struggle or obstacle such as, poverty, bullying, racism, alcoholism, moving (from one place to another), abuse, death or any other struggle that the main character, Arnold Spirit, Jr., experienced.
Introduction (1 paragraph)
Catch the reader’s attention using one of the following attention-getters (approximately 2-3 sentences):
Ask a question that relates to the topic of your essay.
Example: Have you ever been bullied?
Use a quote that could relate to your topic
Example: Never judge a book by its cover.
Give an anecdote (a short, three-to-five sentence story that teaches a lesson)
Give a fact or statistic that relates to your topic.
Examples: Alcoholism affects many families across the United States. OR 75% of children whose parents are alcoholics …
Give background information about the story (title, author, main character - approximately 2-4 sentences)
Example: “In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie, the main character …”
Thesis statement (1 sentence) – Introduce the experience that you will be detailing in the body paragraphs of your essay.
Example: An experience in which I could relate to Arnold was struggling through the loss of my grandmother.
Body (at least 3 paragraphs)
These paragraphs should include the details of