Writing NARRATIVEs with Harold and the Purple Crayon
Teacher guided and includes extensive student choice opportunities.
Suitable for primary / elementary and middle school.
The time-honoured classic picture book by Crockett Johnson called 'Harold and the Purple Crayon,' is the provocation for this Narrative writing unit.
Students explore concepts in story telling and character building, resolving problems / conflicts and the consequences of those resolutions, and using powerful language to build imagery.
Using the narrative writing structure, students reflect on actual experiences and wishful experiences, bringing them together to create their own narrative. Adding in the twist of modelling on the original book, where solutions are 'drawn' by the main character in a coloured art tool of their choice.
The lesson covers::
What is a narrative?
The narrative structure
Planning a narrative
Writing a narrative
Edit and elevate your writing
Self-reflection and next steps
The resource is over 45 pages and can be used with students in elementary and middle school.
If you wish to do a reader response on the provocation book - Harold - go to the link below and choose relevant reading centre activities to use with the book.
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