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Narrative Writing

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Lindsay Grisham

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Narrative Writing
Narrative Writing is...
Take Aways:
Anderson, N.L., & Briggs, C. (2011). Reciprocity between reading and writing: Strategic processing as common ground authors. The Reading Teacher. 64(7). 546-549.
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by: Lindsay Grisham & Caitlyn Rutledge
What is narrative writing?
How can I teach it?
How can I assess my students?
What research supports narrative writing instruction?
What tips can help parents?
Narrative Writing Instruction
writing about "real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well structured event sequences".
According to the CCSS, narrative writing includes a
strong beginning, middle, and end
to a story using signal words and appropriate story elements
Explicit Instruction
Interactive Writing
Shared Writing
Writing Workshops
Arkansas Writing Rubric
Asberry Writing Rubric
Emergent Writing Stage Assessment
Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS)
Written Assessment Program (WrAP)
Garfield Writing Survey
An effective assessment for narrative writing will assess the content, style, sentence formation, usage, mechanics, and grade-level writing expectations.
Author's Chair
Story Glove
Collaborative Books
Reader's Theater
Arts Activities
Sharing the Pen
Graphic Organizers
Anchor Charts
Tips for Parents:
make learning
enjoyable and meaningful

provide a
for writing and the appropriate
make reading and writing
for your child
allow time to
Focus on the

Make writing a
: TALK TIME, Toss and Talk ball, letter writing, and online writing websites
Reading and writing are
reciprocal processes
ELLs narrative writings can be improved by personal connections and retelling of stories in their first language.
is crucial to writing development
"Children need to become both
author and audience
by giving and recieving genuine responses that value their voices and choice" (Anderson & Briggs, 2011)
writing development can be negatively effected by environmental influences
explicit contextualized writing experiences are beneficial for many students
Implications for Literacy: Strong writers will most likely become strong learners in all contexts
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