English Language Arts Resources: Narrative Writing (148 slide PowerPoint and 16 worksheets).
This teaching resource has been created to cover the narrative writing element of the Common Core State Standards. It is a detailed and progressive lesson by lesson unit of work which includes activities for students of all abilities.
An introduction to narrative writing
An example model story
How to plan and structure narrative writing
Establishing setting and creating effective imagery
How to use literary devices to improve writing skills
Using the M.A.S.S.I.V.E. mnemonic
How to write using metaphors, adjectives, similes, sentence variety, imagery, vocabulary, effective verbs and powerful adverbs
Using the 5-point plan to build an engaging story - gripping opening, back-story, problem & complication, crisis and resolution
Checking, drafting and redrafting