This 4th grade W.4.3 narrative writing product 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 narratives, but also has activities for fictional narratives, too.
In fourth grade, students are required to introduce their events in sequential order, add details about feelings, thoughts, and actions, include dialogue, and wrap up with a conclusion.
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.
Lesson 1- Structure of an Informative Piece
Lesson 2- Brainstorming Ideas
Lesson 3- Strong Introductions
Lesson 4- Sequence of Events
Lesson 5- Using Dialogue
Lesson 6- Using Transitional Words
Lesson 7- Concrete Words and Phrases
Lesson 8- Strong Conclusions
Lesson 9, 10, and 11- Putting It All Together Writing Pieces
There are also…
Writing Prompts for cyclical practice throughout the year [also in digital option]
Graphic organizers to use as needed [also in digital option]
Writing papers with primary lines and regular lines (3 options with picture sizes) [also in digital option]
Assessments (teacher and self) [also in digital option]
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This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard W.4.3:
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
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