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 Writing a story with beginning, middle, end -tutorial for kids [sic], from The Evelyn Winters Adventure.
Now, let's review what you saw:
- Every story must have a beginning, middle, and end that fit together like pieces of a puzzle.
- First, start with an idea in mind.
- Then, come up with a setting for when and where your story takes place.
- Next, decide who the characters are going to be in your story.
- Once you have the idea, setting, and characters you can write your beginning.
- Something needs to happen in the middle of your story involving your characters.
- You'll finish your story with an ending.
That is a lot to remember, but don't worry — you can always come back to the list above!