Narrative Writing Unit 1 "Arc of Story
In the first unit of writing "The Arc of Story" students will revisit personal narrative with an emphasis on using the small moments in their lives to get ideas for their realistic fiction stories. Our realistic fiction stories will be written by plotting these stories with a story arc from those small moments in their own lives. Students will learn to develop realistic characters with struggles and motivations. In this unit students will be taught to show not just tell a story with an eye towards believability. Students will work with writing partners and assess their work by using a 4th grade narrative writing checklist and then use the 5th grade checklist to see how they can exceed.