Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales

Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
Narrative Writing - Using Just So Stories as Mentor Texts for Pourquoi Tales
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Classic literature inspires student writing. This narrative writing unit begins with analysis of three Just So Stories, which are included. Rudyard Kipling’s lively style encourages kids to experiment with word choice, repetition, and voices of the narrator and characters.

After studying Kipling’s writing, students use what they’ve learned to plan and write their own Just So narratives (pourquoi tales).

What’s Included:
• Complete lesson plans (6 pages)
• “How the Camel Got His Hump” (3 pages)
• “The Beginning of the Armadillos” (6 pages)
• “The Elephant’s Child” (6 pages)
• Story arc sheets for summarizing each tale (3 pages)
• Story analysis activities for finding synonyms for “said,” exploring repetition in writing, establishing voice, investigating word choice, and considering character development through dialogue (14 pages)
• Planning sheets for students’ own Just So stories (4 pages)
• Transition terms (1 page)
• Self-editing sheet (1 page)
• Comprehensive rubric (1 page)

These activities were developed for high ability (gifted and talented) fourth graders and all fifth and sixth graders.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this activity is classroom tested and kid approved. Click on Follow Me to be notified as other resources are published.

Related Resources:
• Are you looking for something a little easier? Try Writing Fables.
• Do you need additional narrative writing activities with mentor texts? Try Writers Workshop with The Wind in the Willows.

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I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated and enhanced on October 21, 2017.

Common Core State Standards:
• RL.4.5, RL.4.6, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5
• RL.5.6, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5
• RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.5
Total Pages
45 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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