We will begin our school year by creating narrative stories. The primary purpose of narrative writing is to describe an experience, event, or sequence of events in the form of a story, whether real or imagined.
Here is the third grade Narrative Writing Rubric, which will be used to form classroom instruction and assess student writing.
To help us plan our narrative stories, we use a fillable Google graphic organizer as the first step in the writing process. Here is a link to create a new copy of this story plan.
To start with, we will create a list of things we know well and can write about. We call these our "Expert List."
Later, after we have put our stories into paragraph format, we use this Narrative Writing Checklist to help us edit our own work.
In addition, I have included a Power Point presentation that defines narrative writing, shows how narrative paragraphs are structured, and illustrates how we can add details and examples to our writing to make it more interesting.