Narrative Writing Lessons and Resources for Grades 1-6
Narrative Writing Lessons teach students to entertain through written stories. The narrative genre includes many text types, including adventure, fairy tale, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, personal narrative, realistic fiction, or science fiction. Writing A-Z's narrative writing lessons provide the resources teachers need to help students create original fiction and nonfiction stories. Narratives help students understand the different parts of a story—beginning, middle, and ending—and often include elements such as characters, settings, and problems and solutions.
Why Use Narrative Lessons
Narrative process writing gives students the tools to create original stories with imagination and creativity, write about events or experiences in their own lives, and develop plots with strong openings (or introductions) and satisfying closings (or conclusions) with descriptive details in between.
How to Use Narrative Lessons
Narrative process writing lessons take approximately two weeks, have six parts, and begin with teaching and modeling the writing process for the whole class.
Leveled expectations in the sidebars of each lesson along with printable and projectable samples and graphic organizers help you support students at each of the four developmental writing levels. Whether students are beginning, early developing, developing, or fluent, a single lesson plan with differentiated support materials help you provide support for the range of students' needs in your classroom.
Guidelines at the end of each lesson help students independently apply what they have learned.
Resources with each text type lesson
- Lesson plan
- Graphic organizer sample
- Writing sample
- Graphic organizer
- Revision checklist
- Classroom poster
Some process writing lessons have digital practice that walks students through each step of the writing process for some text types. When they use this online tool, students can create original compositions that they submit to your online In Basket for grading.