One of the hardest parts about writing a story is deciding what to write about. This two page document allows students to brainstorm ideas for a story. This narrative planning sheet can apply to any narrative prompt.
Along with each story element is an explanation defining what needs to be included. The explanations are geared toward 8th grade, but are applicable to multiple grade levels.
I originally designed this to be filled out in Google Docs through Google Classroom. The template expands as students type on their computer. However, if you needed this to be printed, it would also work well on paper.