This unit includes 25 lessons that build a foundation for narrative writing using literature. It focuses on a piece of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade Common Core standard for writing a narrative--writing a sequence of events and adding a sense of closure.
Beginning with story structure, students will practice identifying characters, setting, and plot in order to get them ready for their own narratives. Following are lessons and activities intended to focus students' attention on writing strong beginnings and endings for narratives. Finally, using what they have learned, students will write a narrative with guidance and independently.
The step by step lessons incorporate story structure, word sorts, writing strong beginnings and endings, independent practice, and homework practice.
This unit includes
-25 daily lessons
-3 story structure charts to meet classroom needs
-"Beginning Sort" for students to identify what a beginning sentence looks/sounds like
-"Ending Sort" for students to identify what an ending sentence looks/sounds like
-The Little Red Hen reading passage
-The Little Red Hen little reader
-Pocket chart characters, setting, and plot cards
-The Three Billy Goats Gruff reading passage
-The Three Billy Goats Gruff little reader
-Pocket chart character, setting and plot cards
-beginning, middle, end foldable
-story structure puzzle
-Goldilocks beginning and ending writing practice worksheet
-The Three Little Pigs beginning and ending writing practice worksheet
-The Three Billy Goats Gruff beginning and ending writing practice worksheet
-The Little Red Hen beginning and ending writing practice worksheet
-story starter cards
-character and setting cards for station/center practice
-writing paper with checklist
Writing a Narrative: Using Temporal Words and Adding Detail