Elements of A Story Lesson and Activity for Creative Writing
Using this packet to assist with the understanding of the components of a story, I have found that the
children are able to produce their own creative stories with much more ease and eloquence. This is a weeklong writer’s workshop, culminating in a drafted, edited and published multi-­‐paragraph
summary of a popular children’s story, broken up by individual elements. Please find the CCSS standards for writing for 4th and 5th grade. You can however, adapt this for lower or higher grades too. The highlighted areas of the lesson plans are
differentiation, catering for lower-­‐level writers.

CCSS Writing – 4th and 5th Grades
Text Types and Purposes
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a
situation and introducing a narrator and/or Characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and
sensory details to convey experiences .
Susan Powers
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