Teaching narrative writing has been around forever. It has been incorporated into the Secondary School (Grades 6-12) Common Core State Standards as one of 3 writing types, including Informational Text Essays and Argumentative Essay. The definition of Narrative is a story that conveys real or imagined experiences that use time as its deep structure.
A scaffold-ed approach to teaching narrative, with a complete curriculum is the best way to ensure student success. To save you countless hours of planning, this curriculum has incorporated best practices for learning to write a great narrative.
-Academic vocabulary along with hyperlink to classroom ready slideshare and vocabulary development activities
-Writing stages are incorporated within the curriculum that includes
-pre-writing activities to ensure great story-line development
-How to revise
-How to publish
-Reflective writing to solidfy learning
-Bonus Wordpress It! Activity
-Common Core State Standards incorporated throughout
-Hyperlinks to other narratives, helpful YouTube videos and teacher resources
-Student survey and Outlines
This curriculum was designed with the busy teacher in mind. It is conveniently laid out that you can follow the lessons easily, change and adapt as needed and even has built in grading places throughout so that by the time students get to their published work, both you and they will know how they are progressing. You can easily incorporate the Workshop Model and other teaching activities and strategies as you progreds through the curriculum.