A poster to encourage your students to think about narrative writing.
Use this poster as a visual stimulus when working on narrative writing. This poster includes simple examples to help remind your students to use description and strong sentence starters to grab their reader’s attention.
Strong Sentence Starters
The way a story starts is very important. The first couple of sentences should make the reader want to find out more about your story and keep reading.
- The hairy, scary spider.
- Using the ‘6 senses’: What do you see, hear, touch, taste, smell and feel (emotions)?
Grab your reader’s attention!
- Using sounds: BANG! The door slammed behind me.
- Using dialogue: “Quick, it’s about to blow!” screamed the frightened woman.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
Discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts
Recognises, reflects on and assesses their strengths as a learner
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Identify features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text, and understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience
Analyse the text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text
Australian Curriculum alignment
Identify the audience and purpose of imaginative, informative and persuasive textsElaborationsidentifying the authorâs point of view on a topic and key words and images that seem intended to persuade listeners, viewers or readers to agree with t...
Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsdescribing the language which authors use to create imaginary worlds; how textual features such as headings, subheadings...
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...
Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a textElaborationscomparing the structures and features of different texts, including print and digital sources on similar topics, and evaluating which features be...
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