Third Grade Narrative Writing Prompts and Worksheets

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These were fun prompts and gave them an opportunity for some creative writing that felt different than what we normally do.
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These narrative writing prompts are a must-have for teaching story writing. If you want fun and engaging prompts for writing personal narratives, fictional stories, and recounts, then this is perfect for your 3rd grade writing lessons or writing centers.

This story writing resource has 25 prompts in 5 different worksheet styles, with 5 blank templates. This is no prep, simply print and go!

*NOTE - This activity has the Easel digital overlay tool option. Text boxes have been added!

These narrative writing worksheets are common core aligned to the grade 3 writing standard:


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Establish a situation and organize an event sequence. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order. Provide a sense of closure.

Note: These worksheets can still be used for fourth graders who are working below their grade level.

When/how to use it:

  • Whole group writing lessons
  • Small group work (literacy and writing centers)
  • Writer's Workshop
  • Independent writing practice
  • Early finishers
  • Morning work
  • Homework
  • Assessment

What is included:

30 pages of writing prompts/worksheets (25 ready to go and 5 blank templates).

The prompts are in 5 different template styles. Some are more scaffolded with boxes or steps, whereas others have more lines, for more advanced writers.

First, Then, Next, Last with Picture Boxes

  • My Camping Trip, My Vacation, My Recess, My Day at the Beach, My Sick Day, Blank Template

3 Pictures Prompt

  • Fairy Tale, Space Adventure, Hunt for Treasure, The Thief, The Little Frog, Blank Template

First, Then, Next, Last Writing Boxes

  • If I Saw a Shark, If I Turned Into a Robot, If I Had a Pet Dinosaur, If I Were Royalty, If I Met a Troll, Blank Template

Lined Writing Page

  • The Magic Castle, I Saw a Superhero, My Pirate Adventure, The Day I Turned Into a Mermaid, The Day I Met a Unicorn, Blank Template

Lined Writing Page

  • My First Day of School, My Summer, My Ouch, My Birthday, My Trip to the Zoo, Blank Template

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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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, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
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, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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