Lesson Plan of Narrative Paragraph

Lesson Plan of Narrative Paragraph

Subject English

Grade IV

Students’ Learning Outcomes

  • Write a simple narrative

Information for Teachers

  • Paragraph is an elementary unit of prose. It is generally composed of numerous sentences that together improve one central idea. The main sentence in a paragraph is called the subject sentence. 

Narrative Paragraph

  • There are four kinds of paragraphs that you want to know about: imaginative, chronicle, expository, and Descriptive.

Types of Narrative Paragraph

  • Narrative paragraphs are a lot of exciting to write. Here you can tell your reader a story from start to end. You don’t have to visualize anything out of the normal – only tell the story, tell what occurred.
  • A narrative paragraph tells the story of an incident, providing the related details of when and where the event happened as well as who was comprised and what emerged. The paragraph pronounces either a definite event or an imaginary one that the writer
  • A narrative paragraph often tells a It has events told in proper order. It has actions, characters, a setting and a problem to solve.
  • Narrative paragraph: Tells a story about a series of events. Tells how to do somewhat in step by step way.

Elements of Narrative Paragraph:

Elements of Narrative Paragraph

  • It tells a story covering 5 Ws (What, When, Where, Who, How)
  • What & How: plot of the story (Beginning, middle and end)
  • Where: time in which story is set/happening.
  • Who:
  • A narrative paragraph tells what
  • It is ordered by time in which the events occur in a sequence. It is similar to writing an
    • When you write a narrative you may use inverted commas (speech marks).
    • You also use transition words to show the time of events e.g. first, second, third, later, then, after, at noon, soon, next, again, immediately
    • A paragraph has a main sentence and then its
    • When we write we must put all sentences about one thing or idea together in a paragraph i.e. every paragraph talks about just one thing in

·        Topic sentence:

  • It is the main sentence or idea around which the development of the paragraph takes
  • All the paragraphs have an idea, the whole paragraph moves around the information related to that idea
  • During discussion revise the idea of topic sentence or title sentence around which each paragraph

Material / Resources

Cut outs of narrative paragraphs from magazines, worksheet chart, and chart of transition words to show time (words are given above, you can add more depending upon the vocabulary level of the students), chalk/marker, board, charts

Worm up activity

  • Paste the following worksheet chart on the board:

The time I tried painting 

Narrative Paragraph

One day I didn’t have anything special to do. Immediately, I took some paints, paper and a few brushes from the drawer of my cupboard. Firstly, I drew the picture of a tree on the paper. Then, I started to paint it. When I tried to erase my mistake on the paper, all the green and brown paint spread badly and made the paper dirty. I tried it again on a new piece of paper. I was successful the second time.

  • Ask a student to read the
  • Ask the students to identify the transition words in the paragraph one by
  • Underline all such
  • Don’t correct the
  • Ask their class fellows to give the correct


Activity 1

  • Write an interesting beginning sentence with the students on the board. g 

Narrative Paragraph

Once I saw the strangest thing


My first day at the school was not exciting

  • Brainstorming for ideas to add details and continue writing after the first sentence which is the main
  • Students must give ideas based on the following questions:
    • Which sentences tell what happened?
    • Which sentences tell your feelings and thoughts?
  • Write all the ideas on the board in form of a mind map. (put the main sentence in the middle in a circle and write ideas about the questions around the circle)
  • Divide the class in
  • All the students write small narrative paragraph of about 6-7 sentences to tell what happened and what they felt or thought taking help from the ideas written on the
  • Remind the students 0f the structure of the paragraph – the main sentence, the body (details/related ideas) and the end/
  • Ask the students to use pronouns and transitional devices to show time, and inverted commas if dialogues have been

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students to name the parts of a Narrative Paragraph.
  • Ask them: what details must be added in paragraph?
  • What is a narrative writing/paragraph?
  • Find the exercise related to the topic in the
  • Students must do this exercise in the notebook or


  • Once the students have done writing, ask them to check each other’s’ work for correct spellings, vocabulary, capitalization and
  • Monitor and help the students.
  • Once they are done with peer checking, ask them to write the second draft in the light of the feedback given by their
  • Give the students a picture or an opening line of the narrative
  • Ask them to write simple narrative paragraph using all the elements of the narrative

Follow up

  • Ask the students to write a narrative paragraph about something interesting that happened recently.

Narrative Paragraph

  • Ask the students to cut and paste a picture/newspaper
  • Write 6- 7 sentences related to the picture in a narrative paragraph

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