Narrative Writing Workbook - Grade 6 Common Core Aligned
This resource can be used by grade 5 to 7 teachers as a workbook for students or as needed by the teacher, in order for students to create their own narratives. Adaptable to your own work assessment tasks.
by Angie Barillaro, Radiant Heart Publishing
Table of Contents
4 Narrative Student Front Cover
5 What is narrative?
6 Purpose and Audience
8 Engaging the Reader
9 Orienting the Reader
10 My Planning Worksheet
11 Narrative Types – Genre
13 Conflict in Plot
17 Sequence of Events Planning Worksheet
22 Narrative Point of View
24 Ideas and Themes
27 Literacy and Narrative Devices
29 Figurative Language
33 Using Dialogue
34 ‘I don’t know how to start’…
35 Self-Editing Checklist
36 Peer Feedback Evaluation
37 Stimulus Ideas and Pictures
Introduction for Teachers
Students will work through this workbook to develop better skills in creative/narrative writing.
They will learn the essential elements of narrative writing which will include engaging and orienting the reader and establishing context. Ultimately students will produce their own narrative story.
Common Core Standards
Students will make effective choices for their story including the use of a narrator, creation of characters and event sequencing. They will plan their work and make important choices about their audience or reader. They will explore various other aspects of writing such as the use of dialogue and description. Students will work with the most appropriate text structure for their writing, along with the most effective and accurate vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. Students will be actively encouraged to ask for feedback and use an editing checklist to become better at checking their work.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.