Narrative Writing How To Write a Fictional Narrative Graphic Organizers Activities

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⭐ This Narrative Writing Unit will make teaching fictional narratives SO much easier! ⭐ It includes hands-on fictional narrative activities, graphic organizers, writing examples, paragraph outlines, writing process anchor charts, and more. This unit uses Explicit Writing Instruction.


You’ll be able to teach each part of the fictional narrative in the most impactful way to ensure students understand AND apply these writing strategies!


This print and digital Narrative Writing Unit targets:

  • plot structure
  • leads
  • exposition
  • settings
  • characters
  • show-don’t tell
  • conflict
  • rising action
  • transitions
  • sensory details
  • obstacles and events
  • suspense
  • the climax
  • falling action
  • resolution


You’ll love using these easy-to-implement narrative writing lessons and activities. No more spending hours prepping and planning fictional narrative lessons. This explicit writing resource walks you through teaching the narrative writing process, helping you feel confident and ready for a no-stress writing block.




  • Posters for Teaching and Student Reference
  • Teaching Example Pages and Student Handouts
  • Narrative Writing Structure Graphic Organizers
  • Targeted Practice Pages for Each Fictional Narrative Component
  • Sorts for Narrative Writing Practice
  • Sample Fictional Narrative for Reference
  • Outlines in Several Formats
  • Editable Checklists for Students to Revise and Edit
  • Editable Rubric
  • Writing Pages
  • Answer Keys
  • Teacher Notes PDFs with LINKS to Digital


You’ll find teaching writing using the Explicit Writing Instruction method helps give your students a specific structure for writing and gives them the tools they need to take that structure and make it their own.


This method has been successful in my classroom and in tens of thousands of classrooms around the globe.



❤️ Why you’ll love this resource: ❤️


  • Directly teaching students each part of the fictional narrative using Explicit Writing helps your students to fully understand narrative writing construction before being asked to write a story.
  • This unit takes the guesswork out of teaching fictional narratives to save you time and give you the confidence you need.
  • It comes in a digital version that’s easy to assign and easy to use in Google Classroom™ for maximum flexibility.
  • The narrative writing posters provide a visual reference for students.
  • This unit works well in the classroom, for homeschool, or for eLearning.
  • With this resource, students get concentrated practice with each skill, with multiple practice sheets or slides.




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