Narrative Writing Unit Kindergarten Writing Curriculum

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Kindergarten Narrative Writing Unit // Now that your students know how to tell a story using pictures, they will learn how to show their story through writing and then how to stretch that story over pages. They will learn how to write a story and stay on topic, how to stretch out that story over pages, how to stretch out words, how to make their writing the best it can be, and how to know when they are done.

What if my students are not ready to write sentences?

Although this unit focuses on writing with sentences and the end goal is to have students write a 3-page story, you will most likely have students who are not ready to write sentences. They can still write their full story using pictures. If you think they are ready, you can begin pushing them to write some words or use guided writing lines (just be careful that they do not become dependent on these). Students will be coming back to narrative writing in the Small Moment Narratives unit.

Find the year-long bundle here: Kindergarten Writer's Workshop for the Year


1. Writing Our Story

2. Narrative Stories Are True Stories

3. Stories Have a Beginning

4. Stories Have a Middle

5. Stories Stay On Topic

6. Stories Have an End

7. Stretching Out Words

8. Using an Alphabet Chart

9. Adding Details

10. Speech Bubbles

11. Adding Details

12. Finger Spaces

13. Using Sight Words

14. Stretching the Story Over Pages

15. Stretching the Story Over Pages

16. Adding a Cover

17. I Know When I'm Finished

18. Writing Our Stories

19. Editing Our Stories

20. Author Celebration

What's Included:

-Lessons Plans for 20 Days

-Anchor Chart Pieces

-Story Icons

-Writing Paper

-Am I Done? Checklist

-Turn and Talk Procedures

-Conferring Notes


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Mentor Texts (not included):

Mentor Texts:

•“Rocket Writes a Story” by Tad Hills

•“Ralph Tells a Story” by Abby Hanlon

•“The Best Story” by Eileen Spinelli

•A Pigeon story by Mo Willems

•“The Listening Walk.” by Paul Showers

•“What Do Authors Do?” by Eileen Christelow

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.


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