W.4.3.A Worksheets

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.A

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"Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally."

Our Take: Students should clearly introduce their reader to the main components of a narrative, including setting and characters. Help young writers organize events within the story to make the plot easy to follow. Graphic organizers help writers stay on target when writing a story.

These worksheets can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

Worksheets

Hollywood Story Outline & Poster
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Hollywood Story Outline & Poster
keep pending; doesn't make sense without workbook
4th grade
Worksheet
Develop Character and Setting
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Develop Character and Setting
Develop your student's writing skills with this character and setting worksheet. Encourage your students to use interesting adverbs and adjectives in their descriptions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peter Pan Writing
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Peter Pan Writing
Try rewriting a childhood favorite, Peter Pan, as if Pan was the bad guy and Captain Hook was the good guy!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How to Begin a Story
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How to Begin a Story
Get acquainted with a few different writing techniques with this fun prompt. Kids will start the same story in a few different ways.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Good Ways to Start a Story
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Good Ways to Start a Story
Flex those creative writing skills by starting a story in a few different ways! Use the picture as a prompt, and use each technique to start a story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Different Ways to Start a Story
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Different Ways to Start a Story
There are many different ways to start a story! Hone creativity and build knowledge about literary devices with these fun story starting prompts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ways to Start a Story
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Ways to Start a Story
How many ways can you start a story? Have fun with writing, and practice telling the beginning of a story in six different ways.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Develop Character and Setting
Worksheet
Develop Character and Setting
Develop your students' writing skills with this character and setting worksheet!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Realistic Fiction Writing Assessment
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Realistic Fiction Writing Assessment
This assessment will illustrate your students’ writing abilities within the realistic fiction writing genre.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Dialogue to Pace Your Piece
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Using Dialogue to Pace Your Piece
This worksheet walks students through an example of how the dialogue between two or more characters can help writers change the pacing of a narrative.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Formatting to Pace Your Piece
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Using Formatting to Pace Your Piece
This worksheet walks students through the three main formatting strategies writers can use when organizing and pacing their narratives.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Inside and Outside Details to Pace Your Piece
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Using Inside and Outside Details to Pace Your Piece
Teach students to slow the pace of the story by pausing to take stock of what’s happening around the character and inside the character's heart and mind.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Captain Kraken
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Captain Kraken
Hey, what's Kraken? Kraken are mythical sea creatures with terrifying tentacles. Tell your young writer to come up with a story for Captain Kraken.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Bushido Backstory
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Write a Bushido Backstory
Watch out for this big, bad Bushido! Bushido is a Japanese word meaning "way of the warrior." It's up to your child to write the story of this super samurai.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cinderella's Stepsisters
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Cinderella's Stepsisters
Play the role of author, and rewrite a famous fairy tale! What if the Cinderella story was told from the perspective of the stepsisters?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"What If" Story
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"What If" Story
What if Pinocchio were a girl instead of a boy? How would the story be different?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sci Fi Writing Prompt: End of the World
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Sci Fi Writing Prompt: End of the World
What if you were the last person on earth? Give your child some fun writing practice with this sci-fi writing prompt.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Starting a Story
Worksheet
Starting a Story
Starting a story can be the toughest part of writing. Help your child flex his creativity by starting the same story in six different ways!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Awful Epoxy Story Starter
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Awful Epoxy Story Starter
Is your child "stuck" without a good story starter? Behold the Awful Epoxy, a sticky super villain.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Pet Dinosaur
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Creative Writing for Kids: Pet Dinosaur
Fourth graders can practice writing and storytelling in this creative writing exercise based on a make-believe pet dinosaur!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Make a Sundae
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Creative Writing for Kids: Make a Sundae
Have a blast completing this mouth-watering writing exercise by writing down the steps you would take to create the perfect ice cream sundae.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Organization in Writing
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Organization in Writing
This worksheet will improve your child's organization in writing by having him to use a flow chart to get in the habit of outlining his ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Opening Sentences Writing Practice
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Opening Sentences Writing Practice
Offering three strategies on how to write a good first sentence, this worksheet helps kids become stronger writers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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