Do you need rigorous literacy centers for your 4th and 5th graders? This 4th and 5th grade writing center resource is a perfect literacy center to engage and challenge your students.
NOTE: This resource now has a Google Classroom version, making it ideal for digital distance learning and remote teaching! Please see the 3rd page of the PDF for details and the link!
- 16 different story starters for narrative stories. The stories vary from point of view (1st person and 3rd person) and genre (realistic fiction and fantasy).
- The story starters are specifically written for the rigor and interest level of 4th and 5th graders. The story starters are more than just 1-2 sentences. They are strong introductions that the students must read and analyze in order to finish the stories effectively.
- optional planning pages/graphic organizers
•A Consistent Writing Center - Choose 2-4 story starters from the resource to allow students to read and choose from each week. Using the resource in this way will allow you to have a consistent writing center for 6-8 weeks (depending on how many prompts you allow the students to choose from each week).
•Independent Writing Practice – During your narrative unit of study, use a few of the prompts to allow your students to practice writing narratives in response to a text stimulus.
•Early Finishers – These story starters make great early finisher activities. However, I recommend requiring the student to choose a starter and stick with that story starter until completion (which may take up to a week or longer, depending on how much of an early finisher the student is).
•Homework – the story starters would also make an excellent homework option. Copy 1-2 pages of starters if you want to allow for choice. This would be a complete week of writing homework.
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