Friday, December 2, 2022

Free Writing a Fictional Narrative for Grades 5-6 (Cycle 3 elementary)


Another freebie writing unit is here! 

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What could be more fun than writing a fictional story! Kids get to use their imaginations and come up with anything they'd like! Even if you have a reluctant writer, this unit will help them out with some great prompts.

I made this open-and-go unit to be simple for kids to use. You begin by reading about what a fictional narrative is. This is the same explanation given in the unit for cycle 2, but the rest of the unit goes into a lot more detail.

Kids will then either choose a prompt (these are new prompts for grades 5-6) or make up their own prompt to use. Next, they'll learn all about a simple plot line and what it involves - the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This will guide them in planning their own storyline.

They will also write or map out their setting(s) and make profiles of their characters.

After they have their first draft of their story down they will begin to revise. The first two steps are the same as was given in the cycle 2 unit - adding a great lead and adding dialogue. In this unit, older kids will dive into adding more detail to two parts of their story using vivid descriptions.

Finally, they will edit their drafts by correcting spelling and punctuation, and by separating their paragraphs with the given guidelines.

Then they are all ready to write a final draft and publish!

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