Teaching Resource

Narrative Sentence Starter Cards

PDF | 10 pages|Grades: 1 - 6

Thirty sentence starter cards for narratives.

Use the Narrative Sentence Starter Cards to encourage your students to write something imaginative and interesting.

These cards can be used in a variety of ways. A few ideas are:

  • Project one of the writing stimulus on your interactive whiteboard and set the timer. Have your students brainstorm ideas for a narrative text.
  • Give each student a different writing stimulus. Have them write a narrative text for their sentence starter.
  • Place these cards in a writing center for students to use when they can’t think of anything to write about.

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    Jayne McDougall


    When I tried to print these prompts off, the writing is all blurred and black. Is there a problem with this download? I tried several times.

    This would be terrific for my classes!

    Kind Regards,


    Jayne McDougall · Jan 11th, 2020


    Thank you for bringing this to our attention Jayne! The problem has been resolved and you should now be able to print with no issues. We hope you and your students enjoy using this resource!

    Natalie · Jan 11th, 2020

    Resource Updates

    • We have updated the images and text on this resource.

      Change by Garrett Nov 19th, 2020

    • Fixed an issue with the font looking jumbled when trying to print.

      Fix by Natalie Jan 10th, 2020

    • Fixed an issue with the font looking jumbled when trying to print.

      Fix by Natalie Jan 10th, 2020

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