Narrative Story Writing Plan

Our Narrative Story Writing Plan will help students write stories with narrative elements and techniques.

Use our Narrative Rubric to clearly communicate your expectations for the writing task.

Where is this in the Writing Process: Step 1

Explicitly Teach: Explain. Connect. Model. Practice.

Cycle of Independence: I do. We do. They do. You do.

Origin: Maxine Sagapolutele--a high school ESL/ELD teacher in the Grossmont Union High School District, San Diego--and Jonathan LeMaster developed this writing plan to support narrative writing.

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We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

W3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
W4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W5
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
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