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Narrative Prewriting Activities

So your students are going to write a narrative? Use these prewriting exercises to help them choose an idea and plan out their story.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to plan for a narrative writing project using various prewriting strategies.


(5 minutes)
Exploding the MomentNarrative Structure: PrewritingCrafting Imagery
  • Discuss: What is an essay?
  • Explain that an essay is a piece of writing focused on a central idea.
  • Write the four main kinds of essays on the board and review each: persuasive/opinion, explanatory/informative, narrative, and descriptive.
  • Touch on the features, structure, and purpose of each.

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fourth grade
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