When doing narrative writing, I have students use photos of events we have attended to write a story in sequential order. For example, we recently attended a sea lab field trip. I took pictures of students and printed several out for each group. Students put the photos in order with post-it notes attached to each photo. The post-it notes contain nouns, verbs, and adjectives that could be used when describing the photo.
Students then work in pairs to write a narrative with the photos as a visual guide of the experience. They have a mini word bank for each photo with the post-it note. Students edit their papers using a green crayon to underline the capital letters ( green for "go") and a red crayon to highlight the punctuation ( red for "stop").