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Middle School Narrative Writing Unit – Narrative Writing Graphic Organizers



Total Pages: 210 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 Weeks
File Size: 12.3 MB
File Type: PDF (Zip)

Middle School Narrative Writing Unit

Empower your middle school students to become skilled storytellers with this comprehensive Middle School Narrative Writing Unit. This 12-lesson unit is structured to guide your students through each step of crafting a short story they will love to write and share with their peers. This resource is designed to guide students through the exciting process of crafting engaging narratives, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and literary skills. This unit contains narrative writing graphic organizers.

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Resource Includes

  • 12 Engaging Lessons
  • Detailed Unit & Lesson Plans
  • Scaffolded Notes
  • Google Slides™ Slideshow
  • Levels & Points Rubrics
  • Exemplars & Answer Keys
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Curriculum Alignment Guides (Grade 6, 7, 8 Common Core & Ontario Curriculum)
  • PDF & Google Slides™ Formats

Lesson Overview

  • Lesson 1 – What is Narrative Writing?
  • Lesson 2 – Narrative Brainstorming
  • Lesson 3 – Character Sketch
  • Lesson 4 – Writing a Narrative Exposition (Hook)
  • Lesson 5 – Plot Sequencing: Rising Action & Climax
  • Lesson 6 – Narrative Endings: Falling Action & Resolution
  • Lesson 7 – Revising and Editing Stations
  • Lesson 8 – Publishing Days
  • Lesson 9 – Celebration Day
  • Bonus #1 – Adding Dialogue
  • Bonus #2 – Adding Details and Imagery
  • Bonus #3 – Adding Figurative Language

Key Features:

  • Step-by-Step Guidance: With 12 engaging lessons, this unit provides a structured framework that leads students through each stage of narrative composition, from brainstorming to publishing.
  • Scaffolded Learning: The scaffolded notes and graphic organizers support students at every stage of the writing process, ensuring that they feel confident and equipped to express their ideas effectively.
  • Curriculum Alignment: Aligned with Grade 6, 7, and 8 Common Core and Ontario Curriculum standards, this unit seamlessly integrates into your existing curriculum, saving you valuable planning time.
  • Engaging Lessons: Each lesson is designed to captivate students’ interest and actively involve them in the writing process, promoting meaningful learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom.
  • Interactive Resources: The included Google Slides™ slideshow enhances engagement and facilitates collaborative learning, allowing students to interact with lesson content in a dynamic digital environment.
  • Assessment Tools: Levels & points rubrics, exemplars, and answer keys provide clear criteria for assessment and feedback, helping students understand expectations and strive for excellence.
  • Bonus Activities: Extend learning with bonus lessons on adding dialogue, details, imagery, and figurative language, enriching students’ narrative repertoire and encouraging experimentation with literary techniques.
  • Teacher Support: Detailed unit and lesson plans offer comprehensive guidance for teachers, ensuring smooth implementation and maximizing instructional effectiveness.

Teacher Feedback

  1. “Very helpful in guiding me in teaching narratives.”
  2. “I and my students enjoyed this resouces; they were really excited to write their own narrative. I appreciate having a rubric!”

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