I found this article particularly interesting because with the other resources, I often mention "my kids get stuck on an idea" or "it's difficult for them to think of a new topic" so it's great to learn a little bit about how imagination and memory works.
I use all the previous graphic organizers mostly for brainstorming and to form content. This is the graphic organizer I use when "it's time to get serious." I love this organizer because it really outlines the entire essay and I can use it when moving kids from a one paragraph narrative to a whole essay!
After finding the right graphic organizers to get my students to brainstorm, I was having a difficult time finding the right graphic organizers for the body paragraphs and actual content of the narratives. This is a great resource with a variety of graphic organizers that really helped my third graders organize their thoughts. I like to use all of them throughout the unit so they kids don't get bored of using the same one! My favorite one is the character development organizer
I start the narrative unit with this graphic organizer because the kids love to feel like "experts." I found this is the easiest organizer to use on the narrative unit, especially when the students are lost and wondering what they should write about.
This rubric is much easier to read than the standard ones I get from the district. I usually share this rubric with the parents and attach to students writing so parents can have a better idea of what the expectation is.