Write On! - Story Elements
Get your kids to explore a story and its elements with this worksheet. Designed to be used with any story, it provides an opportunity for learners to look at plot, characters, setting, theme, and point of view.
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Write On! Narrative Writing
A blank sheet of paper can intimidate even seasoned writers. Reduce the angst factor by providing your story tellers with a template that gets them started by responding to four simple prompts. They identify their main character, what...
4th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Short Story Planning Guide
A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Walk Two Moons: Story Impressions
Story chains connect literary concepts, reinforce context clues, and even help learners predict what's coming next! Using words from the next chapter of Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons, middle schoolers craft story chains to determine...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How do you catch a leprechaun? Let your writers decide with a resource that has them thinking about story elements and writing creatively. Learners plan their writing in two graphic organizers—one with setting, characters, problem, and...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Write On! Narrative Writing
Teach emerging writers the importance of planning before putting pen to paper to create a written document. The template asks writers to fill out basic information like what the story will be about, what the setting is, and what happens...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Elements of a Plot: Part 2
Kids can be great writers with a little coaching. Get talking about plot elements, specifically climax, conflict, and resolution. They watch the last part of a Sponge Bob episode and dissect the conflict resolution, then use what they've...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way
Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed