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How can you make a narrative writing piece more engaging? A lesson about narrative writing transition words and phrase prompts elementary writers to draft, peer edit, and revise writing based on feedback and expectations outlined in an assessment rubric.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the rubric onto the board to familiarize learners with narrative writing expectations
  • Extend the activity into a lesson on transition words and phrases in expository and argument writing
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet
  • Designed for elementary learners, but applicable for older grades as well
Pros

  • Provides links to both a narrative writing rubric and a list of transition words and phrases
  • A great way to develop beginning or intermediate writers into advanced writers
Cons

  • None