Lower Elementary
English Language Arts

Narrative Writing for Third Grade

This collection is full of resources and graphic organizers pertaining to third grade narrative writing.
A Collection By Ashley McGrath
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Narrative Writing for Third Grade
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    I actually watched this video before teaching my first narrative lesson. It's a basic video that reminds us what narrative writing is and what expectations we should have for our third graders.
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    psychologytoday.com

    The Neuroscience of Imagination

    10 minute read
    Ashley McGrath says:
    I found this article particularly interesting because with the other resources, I often mention "my kids get stuck on an idea" or "it's difficult for them to think of a new topic" so it's great to learn a little bit about how imagination and memory works.
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    wsj.com

    The Power of Magical Thinking

    10 minute read
    Ashley McGrath says:
    This article discusses the importance of imagination. I really enjoy the narrative unit because it gives my class a chance to express their imagination in writing.
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    I use all the previous graphic organizers mostly for brainstorming and to form content. This is the graphic organizer I use when "it's time to get serious." I love this organizer because it really outlines the entire essay and I can use it when moving kids from a one paragraph narrative to a whole essay!
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives

    10 minute read
    Ashley McGrath says:
    After finding the right graphic organizers to get my students to brainstorm, I was having a difficult time finding the right graphic organizers for the body paragraphs and actual content of the narratives. This is a great resource with a variety of graphic organizers that really helped my third graders organize their thoughts. I like to use all of them throughout the unit so they kids don't get bored of using the same one! My favorite one is the character development organizer
  • Expert List

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    docs.google.com
    docs.google.com
    Ashley McGrath says:
    I start the narrative unit with this graphic organizer because the kids love to feel like "experts." I found this is the easiest organizer to use on the narrative unit, especially when the students are lost and wondering what they should write about.
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    allwritewithme.files.wordpress.com

    Rubrics and Checklists for Third Grade Narratives

    15 minute read
    Ashley McGrath says:
    I love this resource because it gives responsibility to my third graders. The students can check their writing themselves and know what third grade writing should look like.
  • Third Grade Writing Rubric

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    mrsheathsclass.weebly.com
    mrsheathsclass.weebly.com
    Ashley McGrath says:
    This rubric is much easier to read than the standard ones I get from the district. I usually share this rubric with the parents and attach to students writing so parents can have a better idea of what the expectation is.
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