Is this text informative or imaginary? How do you know?
Why do you think the author wrote this text?
Where is this story set?
Display and discuss slides 5-6 of the Exploring Narrative Texts PowerPoint. Ensure that the students understand the meaning of the setting, characters and plot in a narrative text.
Complete the class brainstorm activity, as outlined on slide 7. Use the blank cards from the Fairytales Word Wall Vocabulary to list some of the fairy tales suggested by the students. Discuss the setting, characters and plot of each fairy tale.
Encourage the students to use words and pictures to write about the setting of their fairy tale using the graphic organiser. Once they have finished, allow the reporter to share each group’s ideas with the rest of the class.
To review the content of the lesson, ask the students:
What are narrative texts?
What is the purpose of narrative texts?
What makes a story entertaining?
Encourage more confident students to assume a more active role in group work e.g. writer, discussion leader or reporter.
Allow less confident students to participate in group work at a level at which they feel comfortable.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities