Writing Narrative Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6
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Writing Narrative Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6


10 x Lessons


This English unit addresses the narrative text type; specifically, how to write an engaging narrative text.

It consists of 10 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

What's The Story With Stories?

A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the purpose and genres of narrative texts.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Narrative Texts - Text Structure

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the structure of narrative texts.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Narrative Texts - Language Features

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the language features of narrative texts.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Narrative Features - Creating a Setting

A 60 minute lesson in which students will use descriptive language effectively to create a narrative setting.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Narrative Features - Building a Character

A 60 minute lesson in which students will use descriptive language effectively to build a character.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Narrative Features - Developing a Plot

A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop a plot for a narrative which includes a setting, characters and a problem to be solved.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Writing a Narrative - Sensational Story Starters

A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate exciting, attention-grabbing methods of starting a story.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Writing a Narrative - Shared Writing

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

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Applying Proofreading and Editing Skills

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

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Writing a Narrative - Independent Writing

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

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 5 > Literature > Examining literature
Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses (ACELT1610)

English > Year 5 > Literature > Creating literature
Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced (ACELT1612)

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text (ACELY1701)

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Creating texts
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text (ACELY1711)

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Creating texts
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)

English > Year 5 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas
Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea (ACELA1508)

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Creating texts
Reread and edit student's own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features (ACELY1705)

English > Year 6 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas
Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases (ACELA1523)

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Creating texts
Reread and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices (ACELY1715)