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Story Spine Porcupine – Narrative Writing Template

PDF, Google Slides | 1 page|Grades: 1 - 3

A template designed to help students plan their narrative writing.

This teaching resource is a cute narrative writing template to help students plan, structure, and order their story ideas before they begin writing.

The ‘story spine’ porcupine planning structure includes:

  • Every day…
  • Until one day…
  • Because of that…
  • That caused…
  • Which led to…
  • Until finally…
  • Ever since…
  • The moral is…

Use it with a book, and have your students note the story sequence used by the author, or use it as a framework for early writers to begin structuring their own narrative tale.

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porcupine narrative writing template printable with student writing

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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