Teach Narrative Writing with Mini Lessons


Everything you need to teach narrative writing. 

Print and digital options.

Teach narrative writing with these 21 mini lessons.  Ready-to-use today!  Take students through all the writing standards for crafting a narrative essay — from start to finish!


You’ll love teaching narrative writing with this ready easy-to-use unit of 21 mini lessons. You’ll have everything you need to get started today — step-by-step mini lessons take your students from defining a narrative to the finished product.

When you download, you’ll find the link to the digital version in the PDF.  Click on the link, copy to your drive, and share with your students!

What’s inside?

  • editable unit plan
  • lesson plans for each mini lesson
  • rubric
  • 21 mini lessons that will guide students through the writing process step-by-step

The mini lessons:

  1. What is a narrative (anchor chart)
  2. Reading a narrative
  3. Assignment sheet & rubric
  4. Gathering ideas, part I
  5. Gathering ideas graphic organizer, part II
  6. Free writing
  7. Establishing the sequence
  8. Establishing context and point of view
  9. Creating a first draft
  10. Narrative technique: characters
  11. Narrative technique: dialogue
  12. Narrative technique: pacing
  13. Narrative technique: description
  14. Narrative technique: reflection
  15. Transitions: Words, phrases, clauses
  16. Word choice: relevant descriptive details and precise words
  17. Word choice: sensory language
  18. Crafting a conclusion
  19. Revising for clear, coherent writing, organization, and style
  20. Peer review
  21. Proofread: Demonstrate command of conventions

Each mini lesson includes:

  • student-friendly standard
  • student task
  • clear directions that will make it easy for you to model

Reasons to love this resource:

  • Print & digital — so easy to use!
  • Start teaching today!
  • Perfect for writing workshop
  • Less planning & more teaching!

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Happy teaching!



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