W.3.3 Narrative Writing


Total Pages: 140
File Size: 7 MB


This W.3.3 Narrative Writing unit includes lesson plans, writing prompts, writing papers, graphic organizers, and assessments perfect for making your Narrative Writing unit a breeze. It mostly focuses on personal narrative, but also has a lesson focusing on fictional narratives, too. In third grade, students are required to introduce their event in sequential orders, add details about feelings, thoughts, and actions, include dialogue, and wrap up with a conclusion.

*This resource now includes a digital component. The graphic organizers, prompts, writing papers, and assessment pieces exist in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. Please keep in mind that the lesson plans are not digitized at this time, only the graphic organizers, writing prompts, writing papers, and assessments.

There are 11 lesson plans, which can be spread out over the course of 3 or 4 weeks. There are many activities within each lesson plans, which should take you about 2 or 3 days to complete each. The lesson plans are scaffolded to gradually teach the process of writing opinion pieces.


1- What is Narrative Writing?
2- Brainstorming and Establishing Big Situations
3- Introductions
4- Body and Description of Actions
5- Showing Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings
6- Dialogue
7- Conclusions
8- Fictional Narrative Focus
9, 10, & 11- Putting It All Together Writing Pieces

There are also…
–Writing Prompts for cyclical practice throughout the year
–Graphic organizers to use as needed
–Writing papers with primary lines and regular lines (3 options with picture sizes)
–Assessments (teacher and self)

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**Please keep in mind if you are buying multiple grade levels, the 1st and 2nd Grade Opinion Writing sets will have some overlapping activities BUT the prompts, pictures, and topics will be completely different. Several of the activities are changed, too, but it follows a similar format.**

This W.3.3 Narrative Writing unit purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. Please contact me for a quote at jessica.L.tobin@gmail.com for a site license.

This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard W.3.3:

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.

Provide a sense of closure.


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