Thanks for joining me today as I continue talking about writing. We know that writing level is generally commensurate with that of their language ability. So, if we’re working on writing, we’re also working on language. The two are intertwined and it is impossible to work on one without the other. If you missed the session on Compound Sentences, click HERE.
The purpose of Narrative Writing is to tell a story, describe an experience or describe/list events. I write this on my anchor chart and my students need to be able to teach me the purpose of narrative writing before we move on.
I love colors (and my students do too). I use colors as a visual to help them organize their writing. For narrative writing, we talk about three important components: the topic sentence, the events and the conclusion sentence. The topic sentence gets our story going, so we use the color green to write it. I have my students always try to include at least 3 events and these are in blue. Finally, the conclusion sentence wraps up what we wrote about and stops the story so it is in red.
For easy and fun writing prompts, I use my Speaking and Writing Prompts which include Narrative, Research, Persuasive, and Explanatory prompts.
I created this free Narrative Writing Template which contains 3 levels to make differentiation easy and to address your entire caseload! I hope you enjoy it!
Tell me, how do YOU work on narrative writing?