1st Grade Narrative Writing Unit

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This is a Step by Step detailed Narrative Writing Unit that has everything in it for you to teach Narrative Writing for up to 8 weeks or more! It can be used with Personal Narrative or Fictional Narrative. This unit has differentiated story maps and graphic organizers that are helpful for new and experienced writers and there are lots of opportunities for students to practice and build on their skills.

This unit is fully differentiated and includes various writing center activities, it follows the Writer's Workshop model and will save you hours each week of planning. It works well for your lowest learners to your top learners.



By using these methods I was able to take my writers who couldn't write a sentence to being able to write stories.

The package includes

  • Step by Step lesson plans for 14 + writing blocks plus extension activities that will last about 2 months or more
  • Differentiated Narrative Writing story maps for newer and more advanced writers
  • Differentiated Narrative Writing graphic organizers
  • Full color picture story starter cards
  • Story Starter cards with only words
  • Several Adjective mini lessons
  • Adjective Worksheets
  • Narrative Writing Anchor chart examples
  • Games
  • Narrative Writing Story maps
  • Narrative Writing Organizers
  • Answer keys
  • Sample stories
  • Sample Narrative Writing story maps
  • Student narratives samples
  • Narrative Writing Rubrics
  • Narrative Writing Prompts
  • ESL Story Maps and more
  • 125 Pages (Plus More Pages in B&W)

This unit helps new writers gather ideas on how to write narratives and will take them through the entire process. There are full color story starter cards, story starter prompts, and several other foundations for the Narrative Writing Process.

This process aligns with Common Core Standards, Writer's Workshop concept and 6 Traits Writing.

If you want this Narrative Unit at a 20 % off discount, purchase the Year Long Writing Bundle.

Do you teach 2nd Grade? We have a Narrative Writing Unit that is almost the same for 2nd Grade Classes.

You may also be interested in my Opinion Writing Unit.

Check out our BLOG or this VIDEO to see how Writer's Workshop would look like in your classroom.

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Thank you so much,

Special Treat Friday, Heather McKinsey

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.


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