Writing a Narrative: How Bear Lost His Tail

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After reading the first, second, and third parts of "How Bear Lost His Tail", third grade writers answer questions about the story by completing a series of options, including discussion points. Then, they begin to plan a new narrative writing ending to the story.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Choose one or more options to have class members complete for each part
  • Use the rubric to assess writers' work
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes learners have had experience in identifying parts of a narrative, writing a narrative, and planning a narrative writing prompt
  • The story is a Lexile® 760 reading level
  • Includes the full story, as well as a version of the story broken down into three parts for readers to use as a basis for planning writing and responding to comprehension questions
  • Combines reading comprehension skills with narrative writing skills
  • Comes with an extended writing prompt to take the learning further
  • Provides scoring rubrics and answer keys, as well as ways to implement the task
  • None