4th and 5th Grade Writing Center - Finish the Story with Google Slides Versions

Jennifer Findley
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
16 Prompts + Digital
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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!

Included in this Writing Center Resource:

- 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

Ways to Use This Resource:

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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Total Pages
16 Prompts + Digital
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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