Realistic Fiction Writing Unit 2nd/3rd Grade ~ Fictional Narratives MINILESSONS


A comprehensive realistic fiction writing unit designed to take you and your students step by step through the process wile teaching the essential components of realistic fiction

“This resource is scaffolded in a way that was easier for my students with disabilities to understand. They loved the colored strips with visuals ( character setting etc..) to guide their thinking. The model activities were so much fun to teach and really allowed my students to expand their writing. Thanks for this amazing resource!” ~ Chris C.

Contains PowerPoint lessons, scripted minilessons, ALL the graphic organizers, writing samples, student resources, publishing papers, and more!


Realistic Fiction: Writers Workshop Narrative Unit – A Writing Unit containing graphic organizers and resources with a strong focus on character development, elaborating with details, and stretching moments. It contains scripted minilessons and takes you and your students step by step through the writing process. This product can also be purchased as part of a bundle:

Take a peek at what’s inside:

  • NEW 2023: PowerPoint Lessons
  • 14 Scripted Minilessons (align with PowerPoint)
  • Tips and Photos
  • 1 Nonfiction/fiction sorting sheet
  • 1 Fiction/realistic fiction sorting sheet
  • Writing Samples
  • 2 partner resources for peer editing and revising
  • Story strips for retelling with a partner
  • 14 Fun and colorful charts relaying the components of a realistic fiction story
  • 7 planning sheets related to sketching ideas, and story elements
  • 5 graphic organizers related to character development with models and photos
  • Photos of anchor charts related to setting
  • Sheet for students to make nameplates for their characters
  • 3 writing sheets separating beginning, middle, end
  • 3 writing sheets with scaffolding
  • 1 planning sheet to help link end to the beginning
  • Realistic Fiction Checklist
  • Teacher notes
  • Student sample of completed story
  • Title page for publishing
  • About the Author page for publishing
  • Dedication page for publishing


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