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(Re)designing Narrative Writing Units for Grades 5–12

By: Kathy Tuchman Glass

This user-friendly resource provides practical recommendations and strategies for designing units of study that center on students writing narrative fiction and nonfiction.

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(Re)designing Narrative Writing Units for Grades 5–12

Teaching writing is a powerful and effective means for learning across all grade levels and disciplines. This user-friendly resource provides practical recommendations, strategies, and assessments for designing units of study that center on teaching narrative fiction and nonfiction. Readers from fifth grade to high school complete exercises that equip them to create a comprehensive narrative unit that is ready to pilot.

  • Learn a sequential approach to building a narrative writing unit.
  • Review how to structure a narrative.
  • Reflect on past teaching approaches and revise for future lessons.
  • Download free templates, checklists, rubrics, and student activities useful for designing a narrative unit and guiding lessons.
  • Access professional and student resources in print and online for teaching and understanding narrative writing.

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Product Code: BKF712, EKF319

ISBN: 9781942496786

Published By: Solution Tree

“A thorough and practical resource that will help you put philosophy and best practice into action. English language arts teachers will feel inspired and more confident with the fresh ideas in this book. Teachers trained in different subject areas will find confidence for designing and teaching a narrative writing unit.”

Blair Perzentka, English teacher, Marshall High School, Wisconsin

“Kathy Tuchman Glass has written a user-friendly and well-thought-out resource. It checks all the boxes I look for in covering the necessities of narrative writing.”

Jani Sparr, English teacher, West Middle School, Iowa

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