How to Teach Narrative Writing 4th Grade

May 24, 2024

How to Teach Narrative Writing 4th Grade

How to Teach Narrative Writing 4th Grade

These Fourth Grade Narrative Writing Prompts are ideal for writing lessons or summer school review packet. This no prep resource consists of step by step teacher notes, narrative pre writing planner, story map, anchor chart, 30 writing prompts, 30 differentiated writing templates with picture boxes and self editing checklist! Ideal for narrative writing lessons, writing centers, writer’s workshop, morning work, early finishers activities.

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How to Teach Narrative Writing 4th Grade

What TpT educators are saying about this resource:

I used these as morning work for my students and they really enjoyed them. Especially getting to color the little characters when their work was done! Faith

How to Teach Narrative Writing 4th Grade

How to Teach Narrative Writing 4th Grade

What’s included in this packet:

  • Teacher Notes
  • Step-by-step ‘How to Write A Narrative’ Poster/Anchor Chart (ideal to display in writing centers or project onto smartboard)
  • Narrative Planner for Pre-writing
  • My Story Map

How to Teach Narrative Writing 4th Grade

Also included are the following 30 writing prompts:

  • A dragon flew into the museum and…
  • In the middle of a basketball game…
  • When the clock struck midnight…
  • I went to a sleepover and then…
  • All was quiet until suddenly…
  • There was a knock on the door…
  • An alien ship hovered above the city…
  • A talking snail looked up and…
  • Sam looked under his bed and…
  • It was a normal day at the park until…
  • The oak tree grew and grew and grew until…
  • Hiding behind the hut was…
  • In the night sky, all the stars and planets…
  • All of a sudden, the school bus grew wings and then…
  • On the weekend, two friends…
  • Bright and early on Easter morning…
  • The Christmas box rattled and then…
  • One spooky Halloween night…
  • A leprechaun sat on the roof and…
  • Tom splished and sploshed in the pool, then…
  • At the mall, one sparkly slipper began to…
  • The beach was crowded when Tess…
  • At midnight, the zoo animals…
  • Our class teacher sneezed and then suddenly…
  • Inside Pam’s chocolate cupcakes were…
  • In the backyard, Lin found a silver…
  • The car chugged and chugged until…
  • Tim had an urgent message…
  • All of a sudden the seedling began…
  • Last summer break, at the top of a hill…
  • Each writing prompt has a differentiation writing template

Each writing template consists of the following self editing checklist:

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Dialogue
  • Problem
  • Solution

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This resource covers the following common core standards:

CCSSW.4.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
CCSSW.4.3a
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
CCSSW.4.3b
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
CCSSW.4.3c
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
CCSSW.4.3d
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

 

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