Narrative: Crafting True Personal Accounts

The focus of this unit is for students to engage in purposeful study of narrative mentor text, analyzing authors’ craft to be able to apply critical attributes of small moment pieces of writing. As teachers establish classroom routines and expectations for Writing Workshop, students will begin their writer’s notebook, revisiting the stages of the writing process including drafting, editing, and revising. Students will build on prior learning to craft small moment narratives that narrow the focus, explore a variety of leads, develop events in sequential order, describe actions, and provide a sense of closure. Through conferring, teachers help students understand the importance of setting, reviewing, and revising learning goals which will be an ongoing process throughout the entire year.