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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

Narrative Writing - Student Samples by Grade Level



Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing and suggestions are included for improvement. Download each sample and use them as a guide to analyze your own student samples and give you the language to provide feedback based on instruction. The suggested lessons can be found in the Empowering Writers Narrative guides.


Take me there! “The Big Hairy Giant” – Narrative Annotated Sample
Take me there! “The Giant” – A Character-Problem-Solution Narrative
Take me there!

 Grade 1 - "Take me to the Beach"

Take me there! Fully Elaborated Main Event
Download Grade 2 - "Red Wolves"
Download Grade 3 - "Snow Monster"
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Side by Side Book Covers

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How to Improve this Piece

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Get More Details! Activity

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Narrative Writing Diamond

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"Garden School" - Annotated Sample

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"Extremely Weird Adventure" - Annotated Sample


Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5