Ep 71: Does Narrative Writing Have Middle Child Syndrome? - EB Academics

Ep 71: Does Narrative Writing Have Middle Child Syndrome?

Is your narrative writing unit suffering from “middle child syndrome?” Is it possible that, while you know that narrative writing has immense value, you’ve been pressured by state testing, common core standards, and an overwhelming curriculum to rush through your narrative writing unit?

If so, you’re not alone. The importance of narrative writing is often glossed over because it can feel like a less academic genre to some teachers. However, today, Jessica and I make the argument that well-organized and thoughtful narrative writing instruction builds writing skills that will serve your students all year long, and in all other genres of writing. 

In today’s episode we explore why narrative writing instruction is so valuable, and how you can celebrate and elevate it in your classroom. And to learn more about how our Narrative Writing Course can work for you and your students, join us for a live webinar where we discuss the program in detail. 

Tune in now to hear:

  • [00:35] About our LIVE Webinar “3 Game-Changing Strategies for Teaching Narratives in Your Classroom”
  • [01:35] Why Jessica believes narrative writing is like the “middle child” of the family
  • [03:30] How narrative writing is more complex–and important– than most teachers believe
  • [05:40] How to elevate and celebrate narratives 
  • [06:35] Four creative ideas to reinvigorate your narrative units. 
  • [12:15] Why teaching narrative throughout the year is essential

Click here to listen now!

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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