Expand Your Writing: Historical Narrative Writing
(By Adding Thoughts, Feelings, and Observations)
Help your students incorporate Social Studies writing into your ELA block.
Students will use this organizer to help make writing an historical narrative from a first-person point of view a piece of cake!
The narrative could be adapted as a letter, as well, once the pre-work is done on this great organizer. After students research the past, they write about what it would be like to adjust to that time period based on available resources. We are using this activity during our Westward Expansion unit.
Bonus: A mostly completed sample is included to help with modeling.
This organizer saves time and makes writing fun! Students work within this structure to plan out their narratives. The writing part is easy! All your students can look and feel like Superstar writers!
Use in conjunction with historical research. Practice together (using sample) and have students work to fill out their organizer based on their research on the following day. Then, students can write their narratives. They can strengthen their writing through peer editing and writing a final draft.
Students can use this document every time they write narratives within the unit.