Fictional Narratives Writing Unit | Terrific Writing 2nd Grade Curriculum Unit 4


This 2nd grade fictional narratives writing unit is where your students will learn how to write imaginative stories. Terrific Writing is a comprehensive second grade writing curriculum.


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Looking to teach fictional narrative writing to your grade 2 students? Terrific Writing is a comprehensive second grade writing curriculum. In this fiction narratives writing unit, students learn how to write engaging imaginative stories. This 2nd grade fictional narrative writing unit is a must-have for your classroom!


This curriculum is standards based (to the common core) and genre based.


Are you struggling to teach writing? Do your students hate writing lessons?

Does your school not provide you with a writing curriculum? Or worse, is it awful? Many teachers say that their big box curriculum is “open ended and vague”, “not teacher friendly and too wordy”, or “too difficult for the kids”.

But what if there was a way for your writing lessons to be engaging for students and enjoyable for you to teach?

In this curriculum, your students will develop a love of writing. The graphic organizers, interactive notebooks, and final craft will engage students much more than a blank piece of paper.

The final writing piece asks students to write about an adventure that they have chosen! After all, students love to write about things that they are interested in.


Are you short on time?

This 5-week unit has EVERYTHING you need, because let’s be honest, teachers are time poor.

Let’s get your evenings and weekends back, my friend! Take a break from lesson planning and searching for engaging materials. It’s all right here.


What’s included in this 2nd grade fictional narratives writing unit?

  • 25 step-by-step scripted lesson plans (one-page plans that are NOT wordy)!
  • 20 posters (narrative writing anchor charts)
  • 17 fictional narrative graphic organizers / worksheets
  • 2 interactive notebooks and 1 writing craft
  • 6 original mentor texts (so you don’t have to source any)!
  • 24 tasks cards extension activities (for your high flyers)
  • 1 assessment – fictional narrative rubric


The lessons follow a simple format of mini lesson, think and share, and independent writing time.

Students are NOT told to just ‘go off and write’ as if that will magically make them good writers! In this unit, each concept is explicitly taught and students learn all about the structure and features of a fictional narrative.


Here’s everything else that’s included in this 2nd Grade Fictional Narratives Writing Unit –

  • Video overview to help organize and implement the unit
  • List of common core standards that align with this unit
  • Suggestions for differentiation and lesson times
  • Unit scope and at-a-glance calendar
  • Lesson materials list
  • Student book/folder cover (3 versions – journal, notebook, or folder)
  • 1 writing prompt pre-assessment
  • 8 lined pages (for first drafts and crafts) – narrative writing paper
  • 2 narrative writing checklists
  • 1 set of compliment notes (2 versions – b&w, color)
  • 2 certificates (boy and girl, each in 2 versions – b&w, color)
  • Teacher directions, examples, and elaborations for the rubric
  • Video with tips for using the rubric
  • Folder of example photos of the student printables and craft


Here’s a breakdown of the lessons –

First, lessons 1 – 5:

  • What is a fictional narrative?
  • What can I write about?
  • What is the structure of a narrative?
  • Creating characters
  • Describing a setting

Then, lessons 6 – 10:

  • Writing a problem
  • Creating a solution
  • Point of view
  • Three sentence story
  • Actions, thoughts, and feelings

Next, lessons 11 – 15:

  • Stretching sentences
  • Show, don’t tell
  • Linking words
  • Start with a hook
  • The beginning

After that, lessons 16 – 20:

  • Writing a paragraph
  • The ending
  • The brainstorm
  • Planning a narrative
  • The first draft

…and lessons 21 – 25:

  • Time to revise
  • Time to edit
  • The final draft part 1
  • The final draft part 2
  • Publishing party


How do you teach a 2nd grader to write a fictional narrative? Grab this 2nd grade writing unit today and find out!

Do you want your students succeeding at writing a narrative? Check out the preview to get a closer look. What are you waiting for?! 🙂


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