Writing Narrative Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6

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Writing Narrative Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6

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10 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 5 - 6

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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Common Core State Standards alignment


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