Thursday 7th October – Literacy

Writing a Story (Narrative)

I am learning to write a narrative that makes sense.

I know I can do it when I write a narrative that makes sense.

We have written a lot of stories this year using a picture prompt and story starter in Grade One. Today, you are going to use some of your experiences at the park over the holidays to help you with some ideas for another story!

Independent Task

Today we would like you to write a story using the following picture prompt and/or story starter.

I was playing at the park when suddenly…

Continue this story from the sentence starter above.

Think about these things:

  • Do you have a setting?
  • Do you have characters?
  • Is there a problem?
  • How is the problem solved?
  • Do you have full stops and capital letters?
  • Does your writing make sense?

Maybe you can share your story in your class meeting in the morning!

Thursday 19th August – Literacy

Write a Narrative Using Your Character!

I am learning to write a narrative.

I know I can do it when I have written a narrative that includes my character.

Independent Task

Using the character you created on Tuesday, complete the following quick write:

The marvellous adventure of ……    searching for……

Remember you will write a story about a marvellous adventure of your character. What is the name of your character? What is your character searching for? What happens while they are searching (problem)? Use exciting words and don’t forget your capital letters and full stops.

Have fun, we can’t wait to hear your story!

Tuesday 27th July – Literacy

Using a Picture Prompt to Write a Story

I am learning to use a picture prompt to help generate story ideas.

I know I can do it when I can write a story based on a picture prompt.

Yesterday, your task was to think of some interesting sentences to describe the picture above. Those sentences and ideas will help you with today’s learning.

Independent Task

Using the picture prompt as a starting point, your task today is to write a story.

You could use the whole picture as an idea OR just part of the picture that you can see, for example the balloons, the beach or the girl.

Don’t forget to include:

  • A setting – where the story takes place.
  • Characters – who the story is about.
  • A problem – What goes wrong for your characters?
  • A solution – How is the problem solved?

Thursday 3rd June – Literacy

Narrative – Comprehension

I am learning to explain my thinking using interesting sentences.

I know I can do it when I have explained why I chose my favourite book using interesting sentences.

This week you have been working with a story that you chose as your favourite book. Use this book to answer some questions in your Journal.

Independent Task

What is the title of your favourite book?

Who is the author of your favourite book?

Who is the illustrator of your favourite book (if it has one)?

Why is this your favourite book? please give at least two detailed reasons.


Choose your favourite part of the story and draw a detailed picture to show what is happening.

If you like, you could write some sentences to describe what is happening in the picture.

Wednesday 2nd June – Literacy

Narrative – Setting

I am learning to identify the main setting in a story.

I know I can do it when I have developed a detailed picture to show the setting in a story.

Yesterday, we looked at the characters in our favourite books. Today, we are going to think about the setting of the story.

Independent Task

Using the same book that you chose yesterday, create a picture that shows the main setting of the story.

Make sure that your picture is detailed so that it is clear where your story is taking place.

Write some interesting adjectives to describe your setting.


Use some of the adjectives that you chose to create interesting sentences to describe your setting.

Tuesday 1st June – Literacy

Narrative – Thinking About Characters

I am learning to identify and describe characters in a story.

I know I can do it when I have chosen and describe a character from a story.

Choose one of your favourite books from your bookshelf.

Who is the main character?

Watch the video above to learn more about characters.

Independent Task

Draw a picture of your favourite character and label some facts about them. What do they look like? Are they friendly or mean?

Think of some interesting adjectives to describe the character.


Are there any supporting characters in the story?

Draw and label the supporting characters as well.