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Narrative Structure Sorting Task

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2 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 3 - 4

A sorting task to help students learn about narrative structure.

Use this teaching resource to reinforce the structural features of a narrative text.

Students cut out and read each paragraph of the narrative text, The King of the Birds. They must then glue each paragraph into the correct row of the scaffold table provided, under the following headings:

  • title
  • orientation
  • complication
  • events
  • climax
  • resolution.

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  • Rachel Blom

    This resource is fantastic! More sequencing the structure of texts would be awesome! Thank you for this one!

    Comment by Rachel Blom on July 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter) Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Thank you for your lovely feedback, Rachel! We will certainly take your advice on board and endeavour to create some more great sequencing resources.
      Kind regards,
      – Steph

      Official comment by Stephanie (Teach Starter) on July 20, 2016 at 10:25 am

  • Giacinta

    Is there any chance you could do a similar activity to this for a Year 2 level?

    Comment by Giacinta on March 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter) Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Hu Giacinta,

      Thank you for your suggestion. If you would like to see this resource created by our team, you can submit a request here:

      Request a teaching resource

      Kind regards,


      Official comment by Stephanie (Teach Starter) on March 14, 2017 at 9:27 am

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