Janelle holds a Master's of Science in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.
Here are some simple teaching strategies along with a few quick tips to get your students writing narratives more effectively.
A simple way to teach students the components of narrative writing is to read them the ever-so-popular nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet.” This simple rhyme has all of the components that students need to help them identify each element in a story: Use the simple technique above to introduce the concept of narrative writing to your students. Make sure that you read both fiction and nonfiction so students can see how narratives can cut across both genres.
By third grade, students should have sense of what narrative writing is all about.
Their writing skills are developed and they are able to write a narrative quite easily.