A narrative is a story. When you write a narrative, you are writing about an interesting event and what it means. A narrative can be short or long. The narrative that you are about to write will be about two pages long.
ELA Standard 2.1
Before you write a narrative,
Come up with a story that you want to share. It can be a story that you made up or it can be based on another story you know. The main thing is to tell the story in a way that is all your own.
Jot down ideas! Be sure to answer the following questions:
Use a Story Map like the one below to plan your story. Be sure to include the: Title, Setting, Characters, Problem, and Action at the Beginning, Middle, and End of your story. Create extra circles if you need to.
Be sure to add details to the setting and characters.
Now that you've come up with a plan for your story, it's time to write a first draft! Use your story map to help you remember all the details you want to include. If you can, try to write the whole story all at once. Don't worry about any spelling or grammar mistakes. Since this is a first draft, you don't even need to make sure that your handwriting is neat!
Read your narrative over. You might even read it aloud to a friend or teacher. You and your friend or teacher should decide:
Rewrite your narrative so that it fully answers these questions.
You should also edit your work by checking your spelling and punctuation. Look up any words that you are unsure of in the dictionary.
Now copy out the final version of your narrative in your best handwriting or print it out on a computer. Read through your final draft twice. The first time, check that the story is exactly the way you want it. (If it isn't, go back and make more changes.) If you like your final draft, check that there are no spelling or punctuation errors. Be sure to put your name, the date and title on the first page. Now, you can share your story with your friends!