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10 Great Mentor Texts for Creative Narrative Writing

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Our last writing unit of the year is here! Hello Creative Narrative! Our primary unit is space themed, but I like to incorporate creative narrative into our reading block as well with some great mentor texts!

Without further ado, here are my 10 favorite books to use while teaching about dialogue, plot, and characters during creative narrative writing:

Brainstorming: The Best Story

A screenshot of the cover of the book The Best Story

Planning/Writing Plot: The Plot Chickens

A screenshot of the cover of the book The Plot Chickens

Dialogue: Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street

A screenshot of the cover of the book Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street

Fictional Events: The Night I Followed the Dog

A screenshot of the cover of the book The Night I Followed the Dog

Graphics Novels/Art as Creative Narrative: Page by Paige

A screenshot of the cover of the book Page by Paige

Plan & Climax: The Wednesday Surprise

A screenshot of the cover of the book The Wednesday Surprise

Descriptive Words: Mars Needs Moms

A screenshot of the book Mars Needs Moms!

Fantasy Plot: King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson

A screenshot of the cover of the book King Arthur's Very Great Grandson

Dialogue & Plot: Jumanji 

A screenshot of the cover of the book Jumanji

Descriptive Words & Revision: Little Red Writing

A screenshot of the cover of the book Little Red Writing

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April Smith

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