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Narratives as Mentor Texts: Independent Reading, Literature Circles, CCSS

Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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151 pages
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Published authors are our best teachers and the Narratives as Mentor Texts 37 page packet is full of activities that help students in grades 6-10 unpack the qualities of narratives that will help them to write their own narrative story. Students will work in literature circles, completing eight different standards based activities, two engaging games that will leave them asking for more, and their own narrative writing piece. A 56 slide PowerPoint with timers makes implementing this unit a breeze. Simply display the slides to guide students through each lesson. The best part: this four week all inclusive bundle can be used with any novel!

Included in this 126 page bundle:

- 37 page student packet and guide to use with any novel

- 56 slide PowerPoint with timers, learning targets, and exit activities to guide teachers and students through each lesson with eas

- 4 student literature circle roles and 2 pages of guidelines to help students establish a strong literature circle routine

- 8 activities

- 4 weeks of detailed lesson plans

- 2 interactive and engaging games that can be used with this unit and throughout the school year for any novel

- Step by step writing process guide to walk students through writing their own narrative

- Rubrics for revising, editing, peer conferencing, and teacher grading

- Recently added Narrative Revision Stations with PowerPoint with 8 stations to help students revise their writing.

- Pacing calendar to help you plan

This is the perfect unit to bring you to the end of the school year in a meaningful, engaging, and standards based way. Keep middle school students learning and entertained as the weather gets warmer! Enjoy getting to know your students through their narrative writing!

Total Pages
151 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.


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