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Chloe Knight

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Transcript of Narrative Writing

Narrative Writing
Kim Gridley and Chloe Knight
Teaching Strategies
What we have looked at...
What is Narrative
and Disadvantages
What is Narrative Writing?
Assessing Narrative Writing
Teaching Strategies and Techniques
Disadvantages and Advantages
Involving Parents and Guardians

Teaching Strategies and Techniques
Assessing Narrative Writing
Formative -
Ongoing monitoring of the students, can be informal or to a set structure and can
be asking questions, checking for understanding or group discussion.
Teachers need to use a variety of formative assessment strategies. Such as those
mentioned above
Screening and diagnostic assessments will also assist teachers in assessing prior
Running Records and TORCH

Disadvantages and Advantages
of Narrative Writing
Not all students will have early opportunities to read.
Students need to be able to read words and have knowledge of meaning of those words.
Students need to be able to apply prior knowledge to text and have background knowledge to make reference to.

Able to create their own visual representations from the text.
Able to get involved in the text.
Allows students to be creative.
Allow for the development of critical thinking.
Help build moral development.
Enhances self and other discovery and verbal communication.
Helps students develop their
vocabulary, and writing.
(Butcher, 2006, p. 206)

Involving Parents and Guardians
Summative -
Summative assessment is the final assessment at the end of a unit to check students have understood the unit content.
Narrative-fiction or non fiction/personal or informational
Change part of a narrative
Simply identifying the parts of a narrative
NAPLAN and Portfolios

Will be in a school
Beginning, Middle and End

What is Narrative Writing?
“a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether fiction or non fiction”. Dictionary.com
Practice practice practice!
Read read read!
Encourage parents/carers to read regularly with children
Suggest activities to do with narrative writing (at home)
Write personal narratives (ask your child to write what
happened on the weekend, following the structure of a
Use online stories for students to listen to and read along
as time can be an issue
When reading stories to children ask them to identify the
parts of a narrative instead of just simply reading

Will happen in the playground
Has to have 3
It was my first day in a new school...
Each group will be given either characters, plot, setting or a conflict/resolution to build on the starting sentence.
Butcher, S. E. (2006). Narrative as a Teaching Strategy. The Journal of Correctional Education, 57(3), 195-208. Retrieved from: www.olc.edu/~khecrow/webfolder/Research/Butcher.pdf


Dunn, M.W., Tudor, D.,Scattergood, C., & Closson, S. (2010) Ask, Reflect, Text: A Narrative Story Writing Strategy. Childhood education 87(2),98. Retrieved from http//search.proquest.com/docview/845516873?accountid=13380

Fitzgerald, J., & Teasley, A.B. (1986). Effects of instruction in narrative structure on childrens writing. Journal of educational psychology 78(6). 424-432. Doi:10.1037/0022-0663.78.6.424.

Friese, E. (2013). Visual narratives. Knowledge Quest 41(3), 24. Retrieved from http//search.proquest.com/docview/1270844672?accountid=13380

Konza, D. (2006). Teaching children with reading difficulties (2nd Ed.). South Melbourne, VIC. Cengage Learning Australia.

Westwood, P. (2008). What teachers need to know about reading and writing difficulties. Camberwell, VIC. Acer Press.

Introduce the specific areas of narrative texts the plot, setting, characters, structure, theme, conflict resolution. Break down each Area individually, use modelling, group and guided writing texts through explicit teaching
Students need to be scaffolded and supported in construction of texts through explicit teaching
Use of story cards, plot cards, mapping, group discussion, create think sheets as guides to build up the story.
Instruct the students in organising their information by modelling
Use shared and guided writing, and then gradually release reponsibility to students.

Narrative texts are stories or recounts of personal events. There is a problem or conflict and a resolution.
They can be fact or fiction and can be used to inform and share information.
Can be a familiar genre to children from nursery rhymes and stories
Have a structure
Engages in writing texts with the intention of conveying an idea or message. (NSW.edu au)
Make reading fun as well as educational!!!
Writing requires generation of an idea/story line, spelling/handwriting, and editing, all of which need to cohere in order to produce a meaningful and elaborate text (Berninger & Winn, 2006).
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