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Narrative Setting Prompts Posters

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A set of 2 posters giving ideas for the setting of a narrative.

Use these educational posters when helping students create a setting (where and when) for a narrative text.

This set of two posters includes the following setting ideas:

  • Where:
    • Once upon a time…
    • One stormy night…
    • One gloomy morning…
    • The first day of school…
    • Long, long ago…
    • One Sunday afternoon…
    • It was Christmas morning…
    • It was summer vacation…
    • One terrible morning…
    • It was winter…
    • It was the end of school…
    • It was a hot summer’s day…
    • The night before Christmas…
    • In the middle of the night..
  • When:
    • …in the school yard
    • …at the race car track
    • …in a dark forest
    • …in a haunted house
    • …at a theme park
    • …in the depths of the jungle
    • …in an old library
    • …in space
    • …at the beach
    • …in a toy shop
    • …at the park
    • …at my house
    • …in the deep ocean
    • …in the cold snow
    • …in a cute little cottage
    • …in a beautiful castle
    • …at the zoo
    • …in the smoky city

How do I use this resource?

  • Print on cardstock and have available in your writing centers.
  • Print a copy for each student and have them stick the setting ideas in their writing journal or folder.

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