If you think that Jessica and I just graduated college and landed in the classroom as incredible writing teachers, you are wrong! In fact, we struggled to teach writing effectively at first, and everything we share with you now is fueled by the mistakes we made early on.
Like so many of you, our narrative writing instruction was where we struggled, in particular. Students either wrote a few sentences and claimed to be finished, or turned in twenty pages of complete nonsense! Worst of all, we had no idea how to give effective feedback when students handed these stories in.
Fortunately, over the years, we’ve learned what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to teaching narrative writing. And today, we share the three questions you should ask yourself about your narrative writing units to make sure your students are really mastering the writing standards.
Tune in now to hear:
- [00:50] A reflection on your narrative writing unit
- [01:45] The problem with most narrative writing instruction
- [03:30] How to guide your instruction with the standards
- [07:00] The best way to structure your narrative writing instruction
- [10:30] The importance of spiraling your narrative curriculum
- [12:50] How to use our Gingerbread House for Sale activity as a way to spiral in narrative writing skills
- [14:00] All about our Narrative Writing Training: Three Game-Changing Strategies for Teaching Narrative Writing
- [15:00] A FREE writing lesson for you!
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