Lesson Plan - Get It!
Look at the picture above. Tell a short story out loud about the bread becoming a sandwich!
The short story you just told was called a narrative story.
In narrative writing, you are telling a story. The purpose is to entertain the reader. You, the writer, will describe an experience or event in the form of a story. Narrative writing tells who, what, when, why, where, and how.
Watch this video called Narratives for 1st Graders from Kaylee Walk. The woman in the video does a wonderful job showing exactly how she writes a narrative. While watching, focus on what you see the women in the video doing as she creates her story.
Now, let's review what you saw:
- Create a video in your head of the story.
- Quickly draw the first thing that happened.
- Above your picture, write simply what is happening.
- Quickly draw what happened next.
- Again, above the picture, write what is happening in the picture.
- Quickly draw what happened last.
- Write above the picture what is happening.
- Write a topic sentence letting the reader know what the story is going to be about.
- Find a transitional word to start the next sentence.
- Write a sentence about each box, using a transitional word to begin the sentence.
- Add describing words to make the story more interesting.
- Finish the story with a conclusion sentence.
That is a lot to remember, but don't worry — you can always come back to the list above!