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Tell Me A Story Narrative Writing Prompts + Worksheets


Do you have some reluctant writers? Writer's block can be a struggle for many children when it comes to writing narratives. This pack of picture based writing prompts will help develop strong oral and written storytelling skills in your classroom! 

Designed with early writers in mind, use just the three type of picture cards (where? who? what?) as visual support to prompt rich oral storytelling or combine their use with our helpful templates and writing sheets to capture their narratives as they begin writing. Each template has a set layout so your students can clearly see the format expected making the process less daunting and more predictable. 

This help learners to feel successful and develop a growth mindset as they learn to write. The easy to follow templates will also lowers the amount of time spent asking and answering questions about directions for use. 

These picture prompts are sure to get your students writing with more ease and with more creativity. These activities are perfect for literacy lessons, writing centres, small group work and writer's workshop. 


Here's what's included - 

  • 45 different setting cards (where) - picture + text 6 per A4 page
  • 50+ different character cards (who) - picture + text 6 per A4 page
  • 50+ different event cards (what) - picture + text 6 per A4 page
  • 'Tell Me A Story' mats (colored boxes only) - 4 versions A4 page
  • 'Tell Me A Story' mat (colored boxes and writing space) - 4 versions A4 page
  • 'Tell Me A Story' writing page with space for illustration plus checklist for editing



File type – 

Ready to print PDF



All of our resources are downloadable digital files that you will be able to access immediately after purchase.


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