Sunday, December 2, 2012

Narrative writing

Background: I teach 4th grade in South Florida.  Here in my state, the kids take a writing assessment in 4th, 8th, and 10th grades.  In fourth grade the focus is on essay writing and on narrative writing.  We've been teaching expository writing since the beginning of school and now's the time to switch gears to narrative.

I've introduced problem-based narrative stories with a number of books.  Some of my faves are: 

Owen by Kevin Henkes
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down by Paul Johnson
Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey
Mrs. Toggle's Zipper by Robin Pulver
The Most Perfect Spot by Diane Goode
You Can't Move a Hippo by Michael Catchpool

More on how I do this later...

So now, I need to teach this little sponges how to write these types of narrative stories.  


I wanted to share this first one with you all.  Leave me feedback with your email, and I will send you another little goodie.

TIA!

Summyr

6 comments:

  1. Would love to hear and see more on how you do this. Our writing test in Oklahoma is changing to a story-based prompt so I think this would be perfect for practice! Vowens86@gmail.com

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    1. Vanna, I'd love to share! Keep an eye out. We have benchmark testing this week so next week I will be in full swing.

      Summyr

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  2. Good book suggestions!
    Thanks for sharing.

    EmilyK

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  3. This is great. As a fellow Florida fourth grade teacher I have also been working on narratives.

    Thanks for the ideas

    Mindy
    Mindywells@me.com

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    1. Thanks Mindy! Keep coming back for ideas. Next week I should have more posts ;)

      Summyr

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