This resource includes two weeks of lesson for teaching your seventh and eighth grade ELA students how to write narrative essays using mentor texts as examples.
Also, check out my Middle School Narrative Essays Blog Post see how I taught the units and to see examples of charts, work, and writing.
Be sure to check out the preview to get an idea of what's included in this resource.
All the lessons include students work examples and chart papers. Our examples are based on writing from a different characters' point of view from Freak the Mighty or continuing the narrative from The Outsiders, but all serve as good examples for any texts you or your students use. If nothing else, the examples from this writing unit serve as their own mentor texts for you and your students to use.
There are seven lesson plans and 9-10 sessions of narrative writing included in this resource:
Session One: Elements of Narrative Essays and Writing
Session Two: Narrative Plot Diagrams, Ways to Start a Narrative, and Using Sensory Details
Session Three: Narrative Essay Planning Outlines, Pacing Your Narrative Writing, and Using Narrative Dialogue Effectively
Sessions Four: Using Narrative Transitions and Writing Conferences with Students
Sessions Five: Ways to End a Narrative and Continuing Writing Conferences with Students
Session Six: Peer Editing of Rough Drafts
Sessions Seven - Nine: Publishing Final Drafts