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Narrative Setting Prompts Posters


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.

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 the school holidays…
    • 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 playground
    • …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

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


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