Kindergarten Fiction Writing Unit

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K - 1st
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Kindergarten Fiction Writing Unit // This kindergarten fiction writing unit will teach your students to write using their imagination. They will learn to take the story elements they learned about when writing personal narratives and use them to write fictional stories. They will also learn how to write magical fairy tales. This unit is perfect for an end of the year writing unit!

Can I use this fiction writing unit in 1st grade?

Yes! This fiction unit would also work perfectly in a 1st grade writer's workshop since all students are writing at their own levels. It also includes an editable rubric.

Find the year-long bundle here: Kindergarten Writer's Workshop for the Year


1. What Is Fiction?

2. Stories Have Characters

3. Stories Have a Setting

4. Stories Have a BME

5. Writing Across Pages

6. Stories Have a Problem

7. Characters Have Feelings

8. Stories Have a Solution

9. Feelings Can Change

10. Speech Bubbles

11. Rereading With Our Reader In Mind

12. What Are Fairy Tales?

13. Fairy Tale Characters

14. Fairy Tales Have Magic

15. Describing Words

16. Adding a Cover

17. Using a Checklist

18. Writing Our Stories

19. Editing Our Stories

20. Author Celebration

What's Included:

-Lessons Plans for 20 Days

-Anchor Chart Pieces

-Writing Paper


-Turn and Talk Procedures

-Conferring Notes


-Editable Rubric

Mentor Texts (not included):

Mentor Texts:

•“Froggy Learns to Swim” by Jonathan London (or another Froggy book)

•“A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon

•“How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long and David Shannon

•“Harry By the Sea” by Gene Zion (or another Harry book)

•“Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” by Mo Willems

•Any Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems

•Multiple classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, Snow White, etc.

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78 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.


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