Winter's Ghost

This narrative writing prompt delves into the realm of supernatural. Your students could write about a ghost that haunts the local village each week. Perhaps they could write from the perspective of a lonely ghost who is searching for meaning in their ‘life’. Brainstorm story writing ideas for this prompt and get your class to share with each other. Then, have one punctuation focus for the lesson and challenge students to use that punctuation with 100% accuracy. It’s always a good idea to have a grammar or punctuation challenge during writing sessions. Click on the image to download the narrative writing prompt.

Story Starter

“How do you feel today?” Dr. Blake asks, a concentrated look in her eye. I dodge her gaze, hoping more than anything for this to be over. ‘Oh, I feel fine’, ‘I am exactly where I’m supposed to be at’, ‘Oh life is wonderful’. Sarcastic thoughts swirl around in my mind, fogging up my brain. I stare at the only place that will make me feel even relatively safe: the window, fresh snowflakes dancing to the ground like ballerinas on the other side of its glass. 

Narrative writing prompt - Winter's Ghost

Narrative Writing Example

This narrative example is a fantastic writing piece to show your class before they begin their writing. It is filled with excellent vocabulary and a simple story line that will help your children generate ideas. Get the to ‘magpie’ descriptive sentences that they think would work well in their own writing. Also, get them to write down the pros and the cons of this short story. It’s a great warm up during your writing session.

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