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!

Subscribe & Review in iTunes

Are you subscribed to our podcast? If you’re not, we want to encourage you to do that today. We don’t want you to miss a single episode. We add a brand-new episode every week, and if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!

Now if you’re feeling extra awesome today, we would be super grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast, and they’re also so much fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.