Summer Narrative Writing Activity and Prompt

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The Mountain Teacher
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1st - 4th
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Students will LOVE this narrative writing craft. The sun-sastional summer narrative is a perfect way for students to transition back to school by writing at school after summer break. Students will brainstorm, draft, plan, edit and publish a writing piece about 4 different events that occurred this summer break. Afterwards, students will complete a simple craft to add a pop of color and fun to their writing. This fun writing project that can be taught across one week or shortened to be taught in just a day or two.

This Project Includes:

  • Easy To-Do Craft & Publishing Pages
  • Writing Prompt
  • Brainstorm/Planning Page
  • 3 Differentiated Options for Drafting
  • Student Friendly Editing Checklist
  • 2 Common Core Aligned Rubrics
  • 5 Day Teaching Guide
  • Photo Examples

This project was specifically designed for second grade, but can easily be modified for other grade levels using the differentiated pages.

Interested in other narrative writing projects? Check these out below!

Or get the year long writing bundle to review all genres here: 25 Year Long Writing Projects.

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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
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.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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