Personal Narrative Writing | Writing Unit | Writers Workshop

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This fiction narrative writing unit takes a unique look into personal narrative writing through mentor texts. By exploring and learning about memoirs and fictional personal narratives, students will learn how to use sentence fluency to write their own narratives.

Do your students have trouble with organizing the writing they do? This writing unit is all about organization, word choice and research.

The writing skills that are highlighted in this unit are:

  • using memoirs and fictional personal narratives as a first step to writing fiction
  • sentence fluency
  • building rich vocabulary
  • character development
  • know your audience
  • adding emotion
  • how an author can show time moving
  • using drama to tell your story
  • perspective taking
  • using linking and transition words

This unit is JAM PACKED with ideas to teach writing every day.

This set includes:

★ Setting up for success

★ Weekly pacing guides

★ Links to resources, as well as extension ideas including using technology.

★ 4 Mentor texts titles with lesson plans and matching activities that are designed to interest even your most unmotivated students because the activities are not all writing based but transfer over to writing.

★ Writing anchor charts specific to each individual unit

★ Writing vocabulary for the pocket chart or writing wall for every book.

You will need:

→ Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillion

→ Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel

→ A Bear in War by Stephanie Innes

→ The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

When learning to write, we want our students to be engaged, motivated and successful. Each and every set will take you through the elements of a great writing program step by step.

This stand alone unit is part of a complete bundle of detailed and comprehensive units with opportunities for choice and collaboration. It is designed to help learners to develop a growth mindset when they learn to write.

Each writing unit has alternate spelling and is aligned also aligned with the Write Traits.

Alternative spelling is included for Canadian students.

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Total Pages
89 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

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