Nancy Fetzer: Writing Narrative Stage 8

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Grade Level Ranges:
Grades 3- 5, Grades 6 - 8
Content Areas:
Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Topic tags:
Nancy Fetzer, writing, narrative writing, stage 8
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  • QS I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
    • Element A: Teachers provide instruction that is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards and their district’s organized plan of instruction.

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Nancy Fetzer has Narrative Writing Lessons for Stages 6-8. Each stage begins with an introductory chant, followed by direct instruction steps for students to learn in order to plan and write their own stories. These lessons teach all the elements and skills outlined in the Common Core Standards. Fetzer demonstrates the chant at 4:55 of the video.

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Fetzer, N. (2014, February 17). 4-6 Writing Narrative Stage 8 [video file]. Retrieved from