Fictional Narrative Writing Unit - Writing Workshop

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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99 pages
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This comprehensive unit addresses all your fictional narrative standards! A traditional PDF version is included, as well as a link for Google Slides.


This is a 6-week unit that is broken down to day-by-day lessons. Each lesson contains directions for a mini lesson, independent work time, and share time. There is also an additional handout or guided practice activity for each of the lessons.

You'll also find rubrics, monthly layout, suggested mentor texts, grammar integration with mentor sentences, and more!

Lessons Include:

  • What is a Fictional Narrative
  • Parts of a Fictional Narrative
  • Using a Graphic Organizer
  • Planning a Fictional Narrative
  • Ways to Begin a Narrative
  • How NOT to Begin Your Narrative
  • Writing With a Strong Lead
  • Developing Your Characters
  • Developing Setting
  • Developing Suspense
  • Writing a Climax
  • How NOT to Solve a Problem
  • Writing a Satisfying Ending
  • How NOT to End a Narrative
  • Adding Transition Words
  • Show, Don't Tell
  • Specific Words
  • Strong Verbs
  • When to Add Details
  • Adding Dialogue
  • Stretch Your Sentences
  • Figurative Language
  • Replacing Pronouns
  • Staying in the Same Point of View
  • Keeping the Same Verb Tense
  • Revision Checklist
  • Editing Checklist
  • Illustrations
  • Peer Feedback
Total Pages
99 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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