Narrative writing has changed quite a bit with the Common Core Standards. The following lesson provides an in depth approach to teaching narrative writing in the 11-12th grade band. Students will be creating a narrative short story. They will be provided an example to for reference. Reading material, worksheets, rubrics, narrative example all provided. Students will be learning to focus in on the moment through sensory details, literary devices, and dialogue. Students will take their work completely through the writing process including brainstorming, rouch draft, peer review with peer reviewing guides, revision, and final draft. This lesson aligns exactly with the Common Core.