W.3.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

 
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Introducing the Writing Process

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narratives
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narratives
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn that good writers write a good story by planning, revising, editing, and publishing.

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Narrative Poetry Day Two: Planning a Narrative Poem of Your Very Own!

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Brainstorm ideas for a narrative poem

 
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Narrative Poetry Day One: What is a Narrative Poem?

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Learn about the narrative poem genre to prepare to create their own

 
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3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktale Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
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In this lesson, students will write their own folktales after selecting a few key components.

 
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My Idea of a Perfect School

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Getting to Know You with Literature
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Getting to Know You with Literature
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After reading about a very non-traditional school, students will discuss their ideas about what would make a perfect school, and share these with the class.

 
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Personal Narrative: Knowing What to Write

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes it's difficult to know just what to write. In this lesson, students complete various prompts that allow them to list several ideas that could serve as starters to their personal narratives.

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Personal Narratives: Editing Your Draft

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
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Time to check for the little, but important details. Are the beginning of your sentences and capital nouns capitalized? Sentences punctuated? Words spelled correctly? Does your piece make sense to a reader? How about your t's and i's? Crossed and dotted?

 
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Personal Narratives: Best Day Ever

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students work on short pre-writing assignments as part of their idea collection for their final personal narrative writing assessment.

 
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Being problem solvers

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In the previous lesson, students learned how to identify if a text were written using the problem and solution structure. Today, students write their own passage using this structure and incorporating important key words.

 
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Applying Compare and Contrast

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
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Students will use what they've learned from reading non-fiction passages to their personal non-fiction writing.

 
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StoryJumper

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
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This online service provides students with easy to use publishing tools for creating both assigned and personal texts.

 
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Personal Narratives: Narrowing Your Choice

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students have selected a topic for their final personal narrative writing project. Now, they must decide the heart of the moment and begin writing.

 
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Thinking Up a Storm!

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narratives
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narratives
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"I don't know what to write about," is often heard in classrooms across the country. Students brainstorm ideas in various categories to get those creative juices flowing.

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Personal Narratives: Choosing Your Topic

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Personal Narrative
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After completing several short pre-writing activities, students will select the one they like best to use as their final personal narrative writing project.

 
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Mentor Text: Writing with Satire

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Mentor Texts
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Mentor Texts
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do students use mentor text to develop a writing style?

 
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Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.

Provide a sense of closure.

Common Core ELA
 
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