Fictional Narrative Writing Mini Unit

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4th - 7th, Homeschool
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Great mini unit. Kids were engaged and really enjoyed it. The lessons were well explained. Great resource!
This resource was excellent to support the lesson that was given. My students were engaged in this, and they were excited to share their learning. Loved it! Thank you!


Teach fictional narrative writing in eight lessons with a focus on the traits of writing – taking students through the whole writing process from generating ideas all the way to publishing final drafts. Fictional Narratives can be completed as part of a writer’s workshop, writing center, guided writing in small groups, or whole class activity.

Each day (lesson) takes students through one trait of writing:

•Lesson 1 – Ideas – Students brainstorm ideas for their narrative – problem/solution, characters, settings, etc.

•Lesson 2 – Organization – Students start planning their narrative – plot events for the beginning, middle, and end.

•Lesson 3 – Voice – Students plan their beginning, thinking about how they will hook the reader and connect to the audience.

•Lesson 4 – Writing the Rough Draft (this may be extended into two classes if the extra time is needed) – this is not a trait of writing, but necessary before the next traits can be examined. I have included optional printables for students to use for the writing of their rough drafts.

•Lesson 5 – Word Choice – Students revise their writing to include better examples of word choice – they must justify their choices in the reflection, and make actual changes on their rough draft.

•Lesson 6 – Sentence Fluency – Students continue to revise their writing for sentence fluency – including sentences that flow and a variety of shorter and longer sentences to add impact to their writing.

•Lesson 7 – Conventions – Students will use CUPS to go through and edit their rough drafts.

•Lesson 8 – Publishing – Students will publish their final drafts using the success criteria for editing on the page. I have included optional pages for this if students are hand-writing their final copies, but you can have them publish their work using any method that fits your class.

I also included a completed fictional narrative that you can use with students to get their creative juices flowing, or to provide a little extra guided help for students who require more scaffolding or differentiation. You may wish to include a lesson that has students evaluating this completed example with the rubric to help them fully grasp what is expected of them with the assessment.

A rubric is also included for assessment.


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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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