In case you’re wondering what a child’s first written narrations look like, here are my daughter’s 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th narrations. She’s 8 years old, in “3rd grade.” She does one written narration per week (usually on Mondays - I wanted to make sure they got done early in the week), and she prefers to do them about her geography book: The World by the Fireside. I told her that each narration must be in cursive and must be at least 3 sentences (one sentence per grade level).
This one was not from The World By the Fireside. It was from Our Island Story. “When she died, her dog st-st-stayed with her. Wah😢Sorry I got ‘amotional.’ ”
Below, her narration about The Great Bat was written on another piece of paper, cut out, and glued diagonally (on purpose) because, she said, in all of the books she reads about kids who go to school, there are pages that look like that.