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Narrative Sentence Starter Cards

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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.

Sentence starters include:

  • I found a strange package by the door…
  • Brrrringggg! I answered the phone and…
  • There was an octopus in my pool…
  • The rhino was following me to the…
  • He had been squished flatter than a pancake…
  • I heard an explosion in the science lab…
  • The rain was pouring down…
  • At the Dinosaur Park, I rode a…
  • The space invaders jumped off the screen…
  • I was looking out the porthole…
  • A bat flew in my window and told me…
  • I was on safari and a giant tiger…
  • I stepped outside and a monkey…
  • I was hiding in my tree house…
  • My new friend is a robot and…
  • I fell over a mysterious object…
  • I was saved from the quicksand by…
  • I set the Guinness World Record for…
  • Yesterday, I discovered my superpower was…
  • I picked up the moon rock and…
  • We had a full tank of fuel and…
  • I was riding my whale to…
  • “They call me Dr. Snail and…”
  • I went to the masquerade ball as a…
  • “Wake up!” the dragon shouted to…
  • I met a scatter-brained lizard in the desert…
  • When I was a tightrope walker…
  • There was money everywhere and…
  • The box of treasure was…
  • The pirate was coming…

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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Hello,

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

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

  • 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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