Does reading your students' narrative writing make you cringe? Mine used to.
I remember stories that. . .
Didn't make any sense.
Would go on, and on, and on.
Would be a constant string of dialogue.
Started with "Hi, my name is _____ and today I'm going to tell you about _____.
Ended with "Well, that's my story. Bye."
Ugh. I knew I needed to ramp up my narrative instruction.
So, I created these easy-to-follow mini-lessons that target each specific sub-standard of Narrative Writing.
Since then, my students' writing. . .
Became easier and FUN to read.
Follows a clear sequence.
Has a fun introduction.
Wraps up the story in a meaningful way.
In this unit, students will write a story of their choice. They will draft a narrative. Then, they will add an introduction and conclusion. They will include transitional words, dialogue/description, and sensory details. They will revise, edit, and publish their writing.
These are the mini-lessons included:
Planning the Plot
I have done my best to make this unit super easy for you to teach the mini-lessons, guide your students through the writing process, and assess your students.
Best of all?
This unit can be used Face-to-Face, Distance Learning, or Hybrid Learning.
All of the presentation slides and student documents are linked to Google Drive.
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