Discuss the structure of narrative texts, as outlined on slide 6 of the Writing Narrative Texts PowerPoint. Discuss the first example text on slides 7-9, then encourage the students to label the second example text on slides 10-12.
Display slide 13. As a class, label the narrative structure of The Three Little Pigs.
Provide each student with a copy of the Narrative Writing Planning Template. In small groups, pairs or individually, allow the students to complete the template for the story of Harry the Dirty Dog. Students may need to watch the YouTube video again before completing this activity.
Project the Narrative Writing Planning Templateon the board. Encourage each small group to share what they have written in each section of the template. Type or write the students’ ideas on the projected template and allow the students to add to what they have written.
Select a range of goals for the unit from the Goals – Writing (Upper) and discuss these with the students. Allow the students to ask questions about each goal and encourage them to suggest some success criteria for each. Display these goals in an obvious place in the classroom for the duration of the unit.
Encourage students who finish the planning template quickly to complete a second template for a narrative text of their choice.
Allow students who are finding the planning template challenging to work in a small group with a teacher or teacher aide.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities