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This Narrative Writing Workshop Unit is fun and easy with the step-by-step instructions and mini-lessons included in this unit! It is also part of an Argument, Narrative, and Informative Writing Bundle, which includes everything you need to teach the three Common Core text types.
* UPDATED 1/18 to include a link to a digital replica of the resource on Google Drive.
You will LOVE the results you see after using this comprehensive narrative unit! It includes at-a-glance instructions that will guide your students step-by-step through the process with ease. Students will learn the key elements to include in every story. They will read and examine three mentor texts, they will "plant" seed ideas, plan their writing, write, revise, edit, and publish. Everything you need is right here: from the personal, fictional, and biographical mentor texts to mini-lessons on every requirement.
**UPDATED 9/14/16 Completely revised graphics AND added additional mini lessons!***
The unit also lends itself to differentiation and gives you many choices as to which writing skills and mini-lessons you would like to cover.
Included in the Unit:
♦ How to Use the Unit: Day by day instructions for easy planning.
♦ Editable Planning Pages (so you can copy and paste lessons into your planbook)
♦ Personal Narrative Mentor Text: “Fun” Phobia
♦ Mentor Text- Biographical: Big Hal and the Metallic Roof
♦ Mentor Text for Writing Fiction: Death Comes to Baghdad
♦ Generating Ideas: Specific graphic organizers are geared toward writing each type of narrative.
♦ Planning Pages: Flowchart, Plot Map, and Plot Diagram
♦ Magnetic Starters: This mini lesson will help you teach your students how to write a captivating opening to hook readers.
♦ Point of View: Use this mini lesson to show students how to utilize point of view to best tell a story.
♦ Creating Characters: Students will have fun inventing fictional characters with this exercise.
♦ Transition Words
♦ Dialogue: Teach students the purpose of including dialogue in a story, as well as HOW to punctuate it properly.
♦ Paragraphing: Show students the importance of paragraphing and provide them with fiction and nonfiction practice.
♦ Dynamic Endings: This lesson will enable students to leave readers with a sweet taste in their mouths!
♦ Writing with Voice: Yes! It is possible to teach voice.
♦ Sensory Details: Sensory details add that special flavor to a story!
♦ Concrete Language: This mini lesson will help students use concrete language to say exactly what they mean to say.
♦ Choosing a Title
♦ Student Revision Checklist
Check out the preview to see everything included.
★ It is also part of this BIG writing bundle:
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