My students love creative writing, and I love assigning them creative writing. But in the past, whenever I got something back, I always felt like I should have spent a little more time on formatting and punctuation/grammar for narratives. I've gotten back 3 page stories that were all one paragraph, stories without periods or quotation marks, and everything in between, above, and below.
That's why I developed this specific lesson, and I've tried to make it engaging and interesting. Students will learn the common formatting and punctuation expectations of the narrative genre in this lesson that includes skeletal notes and examples that explain themselves. The two practice activities included should also give your students plenty of practice so you can be sure they're ready to write their next story in proper narrative format (and it won't make your eyes bleed).
Included are a PowerPoint presentation with two activities, skeletal notes, and filled in notes. All materials are editable.