We define process writing as writing completed over time, with plenty of opportunity to think, plan, write, reread, revise, and edit. In other words, the writing process must allow for the application of skills taught, for feedback from the teacher and from others in the class. Unfortunately, in an environment in which we sometimes feel the pressure of testing, process writing can be overlooked. By building in process writing you are giving your students assured process writing experiences. Not only does this make the process manageable for us, the teachers, but it also chunks the task of writing into pieces for the students as well. When incorporating process pieces into my class it provides a much greater opportunity for my students to learn from one another, under my direction.
I began this narrative story with the book Snow Day . It is a great story about activities that you might do on a snow day. My students loved reading it as a jumping off point for their own stories. Then, I followed the process timeline. For my students this year, I am teaching both in person and at home students, so I have created google slides that we use to work through the story process.
My students absolutely love writing like this. It breaks the process up into manageable pieces. What I have learned over the years of teaching this way is that my students learn the process timeline on their own and mimic the process even when we are doing a timed assessment for our state testing. All of the PDF's are available in your narrative grade level guides and on the HUB. Just download them and add them into a google slide or your students' writing notebooks.
Here are a couple of the completed narrative stories. We had so much fun sharing them all in class:) Especially with all of the snow days we have been having here in Texas!