Monster of 17 Murray Lane: A Narrative Writing Project for Grades 3-5

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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18 pages
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This narrative writing project asks students to write about the first time they met the monster that lived in his/her bedroom at 17 Murray Lane (a fictitious address). Students go through the entire writing process, from gathering ideas and brainstorming, to writing the rough copy, and finally the publishing step.

The following is included in this fun project:

  • The writing prompt
  • Directions on what to include
  • Sample writing/model/exemplar
  • Comprehension by color activity to help students understand the writing process
  • 2 Graphic Organizers
  • Rough copy paper
  • Final copy paper
  • Monster story toppers
  • Writing rubric
  • Coloring page

Everything you need is right here for students. Just print and go! This is a perfect project to use during the month of October for Halloween or for any time throughout the year when you want to engage students in the narrative writing process.

I hope your kiddos enjoy!


Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.


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