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What is a Narrative? Key Features
What is a Narrative? Key Features
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What is a Narrative? Key Features
In this activity, students will consider the key features of a narrative, such as plot, setting, rising action, and characters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
In this worksheet, learners come to better understand the different kinds of narratives, and how they are similar and different, by creating a map of narrative genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Match: Show Don’t Tell
Make a Match: Show Don’t Tell
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Make a Match: Show Don’t Tell
Kids learn how to "show" instead of "tell" in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Your Main Character
Write Your Main Character
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Write Your Main Character
Students answer key questions about their main character to develop details in this pre-writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Mountain Prewriting
Story Mountain Prewriting
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Story Mountain Prewriting
Young writers will traverse the story mountain to create a narrative plot of their own! Students will consider various story elements, including characters, setting, climax, problem, and solution with this great visual aid.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Realistic Fiction Writing Assessment
Realistic Fiction Writing Assessment
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Realistic Fiction Writing Assessment
This assessment will illustrate your students’ writing abilities within the realistic fiction writing genre.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Mountain: Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Story Mountain: Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
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Story Mountain: Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Young writers set off on the right foot with this realistic fiction graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Drawing Conclusions
Drawing Conclusions
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Drawing Conclusions
Time to play detective! Can you describe what happened int his scene, just by looking at the picture? Practice making inferences by looking at context.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Time Transition Word Sort
Time Transition Word Sort
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Time Transition Word Sort
Noticing too many “thens” in student narratives? Use this transition word sort activity to get kids thinking about different time transitions in their writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Story's Characters
My Story's Characters
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My Story's Characters
Characters are at the very center of any story, and learning how to create dynamic characters is essential for budding writers. Your students can use this handy organizer to plan rich character development in their creative writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Your Supporting Character
Write Your Supporting Character
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Write Your Supporting Character
Kids strengthen their pre-writing skills and learn about character development with this planning worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Photo Captions
Photo Captions
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Photo Captions
Follow Chuck on vacation by looking at the pictures he took! What is he doing in each picture? Use your imagination and creativity to write captions for each.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Winter Writing Activity
Winter Writing Activity
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Winter Writing Activity
Here's a great activity to get your second grader's mind going and creativity in action! He'll write a story to go with the picture and even get to color too.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
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Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
In this sixth-grade worksheet, students hone their narrative writing skills by practicing identifying and removing irrelevant details to strengthen a story.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Realistic Writing
Realistic Writing
Worksheet
Realistic Writing
Give your students practice bringing their stories to life as they write realistic fiction!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ice Skating Story Starter
Ice Skating Story Starter
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Ice Skating Story Starter
What story can your second grader come up with for this winter scene? He also gets some coloring time to go along with the story he writes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make It Realistic!
Make It Realistic!
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Make It Realistic!
With this writing worksheet, challenge students to turn imaginary details into realistic details that could fit into a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My Writing Goals
My Writing Goals
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My Writing Goals
Use this handy worksheet to help your students (and you!) keep track of their writing goals. Refer to the goals during writing workshop conferences, and be sure to have students add to them and revise them as needed.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Could It Happen?
Could It Happen?
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Could It Happen?
What is real and what is imaginary? Give your students practice differentiating between realistic and imaginary details.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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"Somebody Wanted" Prewriting Organizer
"Somebody Wanted" Prewriting Organizer
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"Somebody Wanted" Prewriting Organizer
The Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then strategy is a great tool to help students identify and understand story elements. In this fun brainstorming activity, budding writers will use the format to start generating a story of their own!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Let’s Get Writing! Character Planning
Let’s Get Writing! Character Planning
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Let’s Get Writing! Character Planning
Young writers practice crafting interesting, well rounded characters for their stories with this character planning template.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Formatting to Pace Your Piece
Using Formatting to Pace Your Piece
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Using Formatting to Pace Your Piece
This worksheet walks students through the three main formatting strategies writers can use when organizing and pacing their narratives.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Inside and Outside Details to Pace Your Piece
Using Inside and Outside Details to Pace Your Piece
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Using Inside and Outside Details to Pace Your Piece
Teach students to slow the pace of the story by pausing to take stock of what’s happening around the character and inside the character's heart and mind.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Dialogue to Pace Your Piece
Using Dialogue to Pace Your Piece
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Using Dialogue to Pace Your Piece
This worksheet walks students through an example of how the dialogue between two or more characters can help writers change the pacing of a narrative.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet