Exploring Narrative Texts Unit Plan – Year 1 and Year 2
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Exploring Narrative Texts Unit Plan – Year 1 and Year 2


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This English unit addresses the narrative text type, specifically, the structure, characters and language features included in a narrative.

It consists of 13 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Introducing Narratives Through Fairy Tales

A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the purpose and genre of narratives through fairy tales.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Creating a Writing Station for Narrative Writing

A 60 minute lesson in which students will create and explore a classroom writing station and discuss writing goals.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Introducing Simple Narrative Structure

A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the structure of a narrative text using familiar stories.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Exploring Simple Narrative Structure

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the structure of a narrative text.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Building Characters from the Inside Out

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the methods authors use to create a character.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Character Traits - Personalities and Feelings

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore fictional characters' traits and feelings through texts and images.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Exploring Fairy Tale Characters

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the character traits and appearance of fairy tale characters.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Creating a Fictional Character

A 60 minute lesson in which students will plan and develop a fictional character.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Interesting Sentences Make Exciting Stories

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs create interesting sentences.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Dressing Up Sentences - Narrative Writing

A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn how to create interesting sentences.

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Lesson 11 60 minutes

Planning for Narrative Writing

A 60 minute lesson in which students will plan a narrative using a planning tool and visual stimulus.

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Lesson 12 60 minutes

Writing a Narrative - Independent Writing Task

A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently write a narrative, using appropriate text structure, language and features.

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Lesson 13 60 minutes

Proofreading and Editing - Narrative Writing

A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply proofreading and editing skills.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.B
Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.F
Use frequently occurring adjectives.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.E
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.F
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).