Narrative Story Starters | Narrative Writing Prompts | ELA Bellringer

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Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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I use these with my 7th grade students to open up writing class. I especially like the mentor texts and trying to get the students to use techniques famous writers do. Great resource.
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  1. Teachers, if you are looking for ways to improve your middle school students' writing skills, I highly encourage you to try using quick writes each day! This bundle will give you four different genres of quick writes - each containing 30 prompts! That's a total of 120 days worth of low-pressure writ
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Implementing low-pressure daily quick writes throughout your narrative writing unit is a great way to support your students through the writing process! These digital quick writes will help you bring quality mentor texts into your classroom routine with ease - no more spending valuable time scouring the internet for quality content!

Your Google Slides purchase includes the following:

  • Creative story starters (5)
  • Mentor Text Passages (25)

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Invite your students to observe how authors use sensory details, imagery, descriptions, personification, hyperboles, alliteration, internal dialogue, direct/indirect characterization, repetition, and much much more.

How do you use quick writes?

Quick writes are intended to be short, low-pressure sprints in writing.

  • Set a timer for 5-10 minutes, read the prompt, and give the students time to write in their journals.
  • Don't be afraid to write alongside them!

At the end of the quick write session, invite students to discuss or share their thinking.

Quick Writes increase writing fluency and decrease student anxiety.

Bonus! They also give a notebook FULL of “seeds” to use for a later, more developed piece of writing.

There is no additional prep work required. The beauty of this purchase is that I've made it easy to present the slides and go - saving you valuable planning and grading time! The slides ARE editable, so you may tweak the focus points/craft moves for your students if needed.

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Thanks so much,

Natayle Brown

Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.


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