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Narrative Sentence Starter Cards

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10 pages (PDF)|Suitable for 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.

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…

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