Narrative Writing

Give your scholars guidance in narrative writing with this prewriting activity that asks writers to consider the who, what, why, and how of their story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a whole-class brainstorming session to come up with possible characters, problems, and solutions that class members may choose to write about
  • After completing the worksheet, prompt individuals to share their responses with a partner, then ask each partner to explain how they feel about the story thus far, its positives, and areas in need of improvement 
  • To get an idea of how to answer the questions posed on the practice page, read a narrative aloud, and answer the questions using information from the book 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required for each pupil prior to teaching the lesson
Pros

  • There is plenty of space to write responses to each question 
Cons

  • The graphic organizer does ask writers to identify where or when the story will take place