Teaching Narrative Writing: Why It Matters
In my experience, students enjoy writing narratives. Telling stories from their lives opens opportunities to talk about meaningful, important, sometimes life-changing events with their classmates. Given the fact-packing, pace-and-test curriculum mode of education today, narratives provide one of the few opportunities for students to write or talk about their lives in school. (page 61)
Please comment on your classroom experiences regarding Christensen's narrative writing chapter in this post.
Student Narrative Mentor Text Samples:
Middle School Samples
High School Samples