Narrative Writing Prompt - The Lone Wolf

Use this free narrative writing prompt to engage your students in English and get them motivated to write fascinating stories. This particular story writing prompt delves into the world of wolves, however, their story doesn’t necessarily have to involve animals. The main character could be a lone wolf at her new school, or it could be a young boy whose super powers force him into isolation. There are many ways that ‘The Lone Wolf’ story could be crafted. The protagonist certainly could be a wolf who has to protect its pack. Students love writing from the perspective of an animal, especially when it involves protecting their families. Get your children to use descriptive language when characterising and setting the scene. This will engage their readers and help them produce quality writing pieces. 

Story Starter

I have not found him, and I am getting desperate.

Anxious that another soul would be lost and the delicate balance in time would be altered again. I have learnt to call what I am a blessing. It would have been deemed an anomaly by most in society, but people seem to attribute aberrations to their own limitations.

Narrative writing prompt

Narrative Writing Example

This narrative writing example is deep and will test your students’ ability to make vocabulary inferences and put together meaning. Written in first person, it follows the main character who is a lone wolf due to his ability to have visions. The protagonist quickly scribbles notes of these visions and tries to save those at risk. This text has a range of rich vocabulary and will provide many opportunities for your students to ‘magpie’ descriptive sentences and story ideas. Click on the premium content below to access this narrative writing example. 

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Story Writing Tip

Here’s a good writing tip – Your teachers are always on the lookout for high level vocabulary, however, you need to be clever. Many students aim to throw in long words that don’t often make sense in context. Be crafty with your vocabulary and use a range of short and longer adjectives & adverbs that really hit home. It’ll give more flow to your writing which will make it easier and more enjoyable to read!