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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10 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

This English unit uses fairy tales to introduce the narrative text type to younger students. It addresses the structure, characters and language features of a narrative.

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 Are Fairy Tales?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the key features of the fairy tale genre.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Introducing Simple Narrative Structure

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the structure of a narrative text using fairy tales.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Exploring Simple Narrative Structure

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

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Exploring Fairy Tale Characters

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

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Creating a Fairy Tale Character

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop a character for a fairy tale.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Creating a Fairy Tale Setting

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A 60 minute lesson in which students develop a setting for a fairy tale.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

What's the Problem?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop a complication and resolution for a fairy tale.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Dressing Up Sentences for Narrative Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will use descriptive language to add additional detail to sentences.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Writing a Fairy Tale

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

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Proofreading and Editing - Narrative Writing

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

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Common Core State Standards alignment


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