Teaching Narrative Writing

This series of four clips was recorded for the NSW Department of Education on Teaching Narrative Writing for National Literacy and Numeracy Week during my time as National Literacy Ambassador. It is added to a collection of videos that have been produced over the past few years.  Others can be found here.


Christopher Cheng NLNW

Christopher Cheng NLNW

Teaching narrative writing – Christopher Cheng (Australian author) – for teachers

Cheng provides teachers with a strong, clear model of how to set up and conduct an effective lesson about narrative writing using explicit and systematic techniques and incorporating modelled, guided and independent writing. Along with the video, Cheng is interviewed by a teacher about various techniques when writing a narrative. (20 mins)

For full screen version, click the section required: IntroductionNarrative structureBrainstorming ideasModelled writingGuided writing.

Then click the Full-screen menu icon icon that appears in the menu bar (second from right) below the video screen for the full screen presentation.