A 10 slide editable PowerPoint template of story starters to use in narrative writing.
Story Starters for Kids
The first few sentences of a narrative text are extremely important. Once the reader has read the first few lines of a story, they will make a decision about whether or not to keep reading. One of the most effective ways to begin a narrative is to create a ‘hook’ to capture the reader’s attention. This PowerPoint presentation includes seven sensational methods that your students can use to begin their stories in an exciting and interesting way.
As Narrative writing is part of the Australian curriculum, it will sometimes be the writing element of NAPLAN. Creating a hook in a NAPLAN writing task is important as it’s the opening paragraph and will capture the reader’s attention. By using this resource to prepare your students for the NAPLAN writing task you are not only giving them the skills to be effective writers, but also giving them every chance to succeed in their writing task.
How to use this Resource
Use the drop-down download button to choose between a Google Slide, PowerPoint or PDF of this resource.
Project these sensational story starters onto your interactive whiteboard to stimulate discussion; alternatively, print and laminate the PDF document and display it as posters around your classroom.