My Sneaky Snowman's Adventure Narrative Writing Unit | Writing & Art Project

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Narrative writing doesn’t have to be limited to just a plain old paragraph! Teach your students how to draft, write, and edit a narrative paragraph AND engage them with an art project at the same time. My Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure is a narrative writing unit and art project that’s just perfect for the winter season! 

Not only will your students produce a narrative paragraph, but they will flex their creativity and produce a Sneaky Snowman Diorama and Sneaky Snowman flipbook! 

What You Get In This Narrative Writing Unit: 

  • Alignment to Common Core Writing Standards
  • 10 Days of Lesson Plans (30-45 minutes per lesson) 
  • Printable writing and activity sheets for each lesson
  • Directions for diorama and flipbook activities 
  • Final Writing Grading Rubric 

Scope and Sequence for This Narrative Writing Unit: 

Part One: Character Development, Creating Flip Books, & Building Dioramas

Lesson 1: What If Snowmen Really Did Come Alive at Night?

(Writing: Flip Book Steps #1 and #2)

Lesson 2: Creating our Snowman Dioramas (Art)

(10 pre-drawn diorama backgrounds included)

Lesson 3: Let’s Get to Know Our Snowmen (Writing: Flip Book Step #3)

Lesson 4: Creating our Snowmen (Art)

Lesson 5: My Snowman’s Superpower (Writing: Flip Book Step #4)

Part Two: Writing Our Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure!

Lesson 6: Writing a Strong Introductory Sentence

Lesson 7: Here’s What Happened First (and Next)

Lesson 8: My Snowman’s Problem (& How He or She Solved It)

Lesson 9: Writing a Fantastic Conclusion

Lesson 10: Writing our Final Copy for My Flip Book: Putting It All Together!

(Flip Book Step #5 and Front Cover of Flip Books)

Why Teachers Like You LOVE This Resource: 

“My students absolutely loved this writing project. They were excited every day throughout the unit. The snowman dioramas turned out wonderful as well. Thank you for providing us with an activity that sparked joy in these cold and dreary days of February.” - Great Lakes Teaching

“The kids loved this.  It was a little challenging but I modified it and we enjoyed it.” - Shannon B. 

Learn More About My Sneaky Snowman: 

Episode #144 -   My Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure: A Narrative Writing Project

Check Out All Of My Writing Units: 

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My Tricky Turkey Informational Writing Unit 

My Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure Narrative Writing Unit

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.


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