Writing A Small Moment Narrative

This site has a series of four lessons on developing a small moment story. These lessons teach students to focus on a particular event and then construct a story by adding details.  These lessons help students learn to narrow the focus of their stories and make them more interesting by adding details. Remind students to use transitional words in their writing.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.5
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
GLE 0101.3.1
Compose simple stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end.
GLE 0101.3.3
Begin to develop topic sentences.
TSS.ELA.1.W.PDW.5
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from others, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
TSS.ELA.1.W.TTP.1
With prompting and support, write opinion pieces introducing the topic or text, stating an opinion, supplying a reason for the opinion, and providing some...
TSS.ELA.1.W.TTP.2
With prompting and support, write informative/explanatory texts, naming a topic, supplying some facts about the topic, and providing some sense of closure.
TSS.ELA.1.W.TTP.3
With prompting and support, write narratives recounting an event, including some details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings; use time order words...
 
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Learning objectives: 

Students will:

  • visualize a small moment from their lives
  • write a small moment story
  • add details to small moment story
  • edit stories for content and mechanics

Unit Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
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