Lesson overview

Story - Narrative
Middle years and up
describing setting
environmental description
describing things and objects
physical description
concrete detail
interacting with the world
evoking history
describing meaning and value
Tracey Baptiste
The Jumbies
Narratives are almost always set in a physical world of objects and places. This checkpoint activity encourages students to create a vivid picture of a world by blending character action, history, physical details, and the meaning and value of things in the world. We use a snippet from Tracey Baptiste's The Jumbies as a model. This is the last in a series of activities that target different aspects of describing places and objects in a world.