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Writing a Narrative - Template

PDF, Google Slides | 1 page|Grades: 2 - 6

A template to use when planning a narrative text.

Use this template to help your students plan their next narrative writing piece.

The template adheres to the following narrative structure:

  • title
  • orientation (introducing the characters and setting)
  • complication (introducing the problem)
  • series of events (what happens while trying to solve the problem)
  • resolution (solution).

There are two print options available for this template:

  • Print on tabloid paper and laminate. Then, write on it with a dry erase marker in the classroom when planning a narrative text as a class.
  • Print on letter-size paper and have the students use it to plan a narrative text.

We have also made a Google Slide for this resource to use with students virtually. Use the drop-down menu to choose the format that works best for you and your students.

This resource pairs nicely with our Narrative Writing Stimulus Wheels.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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  • We have updated the resource and have included a Tabloid-size and Google sides version to this resource.

    Addition by Natalie Oct 1st, 2020

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