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The Narrative Writing Notebook was created out of necessity.
Working with my students, one of the things I have noticed is while they have great ideas, they don't know how to develop them. They get frustrated by blank sheets and prompts and their work tends to become "I saw a dog. I ran from the dog." Then there is the problem of they often can't spell or can't think of words.
So, if that's your student, this product has worked wonders!
I cut the sections out and taped them in their notebook, and they wrote some of the best stories I've ever seen from them!
The notebook works by having the students brainstorm about the setting, characters, problems, and plots. Then they create a 3 paragraph story by answering the rough draft questions for each section. When they finish, they have a revision checklist, a peer editing checklist, and then are expected to recreate the story in their best writing. I typically have my students type their final work, but the idea is still the same.