3rd Grade - Writing Narratives

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Writing
Writing narratives
Write narratives: A -Provide a context within which an action takes place, B -Include well-chosen details to develop the plot, C - Provide insight into why the selected incident is memorable.
Student is able to identify a narrative as a writing piece that is based on an event in their life. Student is also able to identify the components of a narrative: problem/solution, action, characters, setting, and dialogue.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a narrative writing piece?

(2)

What should I include in my narrative writing piece?

(3)

Did I include enough details in my narrative writing piece?

(4)

Did I develop the plot in my narrative writing piece?

(5)

What is a good topic to write about in my narrative writing piece?

Learning Tips

(1)

Encourage your child to keep a writing journal. This will give them practice with writing in general. It will also give them practice with writing about important events in their lives.

(2)

If you notice that your child is always writing about the same topic for their narrative pieces, encourage them to choose a new topic by brainstorming events with them.

(3)

If your child brings home a narrative writing assignment for homework, ask them if they have a rubric or criteria chart. This will make it easier for you to guide them and easier to make sure that they are including everything they need in their piece.

(4)

If your child likes to draw, have them make a visual of the event that they would like to write about. This will help them remember the event and then they will be ready to include more details in their writing piece.

(5)

If you are helping your child with a narrative piece at home, always make sure to start with a couple of compliments. It always helps to start with positive feedback.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Read the first narrative piece below and answer the following 7 questions.

What was the event in the narrative?

(2)

Why do you think the author chose to write about this event?

(3)

Who are the characters in the story?

(4)

What was the problem in the story?

(5)

What happened at the beginning of the narrative?

(6)

What happened at the end of the narrative?

(7)

What do you do when you have a day off from school?

(8)

Read the second narrative piece below and answer the following 7 questions.


What was the event in the narrative?

(9)

Why do you think the author chose to write about this event?

(10)

Who are the characters in the story?

(11)

What happened at the beginning of the narrative?

(12)

What happened at the end of the narrative?

(13)

Pick a funny memory you have involving you and your family. Write about what happened.

(14)

Read the narrative three below and answer the following questions.


Who are the characters in the narrative?

(15)

What is the setting of the narrative?

(16)

Does the narrative include dialogue (characterstalking)?

(17)

Do you think there is enough dialogue?

(18)

Where could you add another line of dialogue?

(19)

Doe the narrative include a problem (s)?

(20)

What is the problem(s)? Or if there is no problem(s), what would be a good problem for this story?

(21)

Does the story include a solution?

(22)

What is the solution? Or if there is no solution, what would be a good solution for this story?

(23)

This story is missing a(n): A) beginning B) middle C) ending

(24)

Write three important events that happened in the story, in the order that they happened.

(25)

Do you think the author had a good beginning? Why or why not?

 

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