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Writing narratives in response to "The Star"

This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of the poem, "The Star" by Jane Taylor. Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit a narrative story from the point of view of the narrator of "The Star."

Lessons

  • Plan a narrative using a story map

    In this lesson you will learn to plan a story with a beginning, middle, and end by using a story map.

  • Add details to a story map

    In this lesson you will learn to plan an interesting story by adding details to your story map.

  • Describe a character's feelings

    In this lesson, you will learn to describe a character’s feelings by adding sentences about how the character looked and acted.

  • Draft a conclusion to a story

    In this lesson, you will learn to write a strong story ending by giving more details about the main character.

Resources

  • The Star

    The Star. Poem by Jane Taylor. Poem contains the famous stanza for "Twinkle, twinkle, little star".