This 18 page document is an excellent resource to use, when teaching fictional narratives! It features 4 main graphic organizers that will have your students writing advanced fictional narratives in no time! The document also features activities that teach your students that setting can parallel a character's mood or signify that a climax is ready to unfold. (Yes, my first grade students understand this concept and know how to embed this element into their writing.)
The two page fictional narrative graphic organizer will teach your students the following:
-How to structure a topic sentence
-The elements that make up a well-developed story (rising action, climax, and falling action).
-When and where to embed dialogue and/or descriptive sentences to make their fictional narratives more engaging to the reader
-How to form a closing sentence that features a moral or how the character felt as a result of the events.
This 18 page document specifically includes:
1 Character and Setting Graphic Organizer: Teaches students how to develop a purposeful setting and character.
1 Snowball Game: Teaches the importance of developing a purposeful setting.
1 Change in Setting Graphic Organizer: Teaches students how to create a purposeful change in setting to foreshadow an event.
1 Beginning Graphic Organizer: Teaches your beginning writers how to structure a fictional narrative.
1 Advanced Graphic Organizer: Teaches your advanced writers how to structure a well-developed fictional narrative that features a change in setting, dialogue, and descriptive sentences.
All of the documents included are highly scaffolded and have been used in grades 1-3. I believe this document is highly effective because students first need to learn the structure of a well-developed fictional narrative. Once the students have mastered the structure of a well-developed fictional narrative, the students begin to adapt/modify the organizer to make the organizer fit their writing needs!
I use this document every year and my first graders always score in the advanced range.
Thank you for purchasing. It is a great teaching resource with excellent directions. I have put a lot of love and thought into this document!
I know your students will be just as successful as mine!