Personal Narrative Writing Unit

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JD's Rockin' Readers
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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Have you been looking for a Narrative Writing Unit that incorporates a Writer's Workshop? Then look no further! The Narrative Writing Unit comes with 25 complete LESSON PLANS and activities including anchor charts, paper, conferencing checklists, and a writing rubric to get your students writing to the best of their ability. This unit includes information and lessons on how to start a Writing Workshop with Rules, Routines, and Organization.

Each lesson includes a Connection (teaching children why you are learning what you are learning), Mini-Lesson, Student Engagement, Independent Writing Time while teacher conferences, and Sharing. Some lessons may take 2-3 days.


  • Getting started with Writing Workshop- this tells how I run my classroom during Writing Workshop.
  • Writing Workshop Folder (this is another product I have for sale- Writing Workshop Folder)
  • Writing Goal sheets for students.
  • Writing Rubric
  • Letter to send to parents (editable).
  • Sharing Signs (editable)
  • Writing Paper.
  • 25 Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans Include (There is a PDF version and a Notebook File version of each lesson plan).

Day 1. Establishing Rules, Routines, and Organization (Writing space/Writing the entire time).

Day 2. Establishing Rules, Routines, and Organization (Check Folder/Write Name/Date)

Day 3. Establishing Rules, Routines, and Organization (Using Tools)

Day 4. Establishing Rules, Routines, and Organization (Add More Sign, Stop/Go)

Day 5. What is a Personal Narrative?

Day 6. I Don't Know What to Write!

Day 7. Planning: Pictures First!

Day 8. Help! I Don't Know How to Spell It!

Day 9. Using the Word Wall to Spell Words

Day 10. Using Words We Know to Spell New Words

Day 11. Finishing Our Pictures

Day 12. Picking One Moment: Big Ideas Vs. Small Ideas

Day 13. Sharing Time

Day 14. Making Characters Come to Life

Day 15. Making Characters Come to Life Day 2

Day 16. Drama With Characters

Day 17. Adding Dialogue

Day 18. Characters Have Feelings

Day 19. Analyzing Characters

Day 20. Starting Stories

Day 21. Sense of Closure

Day 22. Editing for Publishing

Day 23. Editing for Publishing Day 2

Day 24. Adding a Title

Day 25. We Are Authors Celebration

My kids absolutely LOVE writing workshop and so do I! This unit will make your writing time very meaningful, fun, and exciting.

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Jennie Johnson

JD's Rockin' Readers

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Teaching Duration
2 months
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