Lesson Plan

Exploring the Narrative

Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to describe the main parts of a plot.
  • Students will be able to identify different kinds of narratives and the key features of a narrative.


(5 minutes)
What is a Narrative? Kinds of NarrativesDiagramming the Plot of a StoryUnderstanding Plot by Creating Your Own StoryComplete the Table: Narrative Elements
  • Facilitate a Know, Want to Know, Learned (KWL) process with the topic: narratives.
  • Write KWL on the board, 'K for Know, W for Want to Know and L for Learned.'
  • Ask students what they know about narratives, noting their responses and ideas under each category.
  • Ask them what they want to know, and explain that at the end you will come back to this and discuss what they learned.