The following resources can be used to develop students’ ability to give retells and create oral narratives.
narrative plan – an example of a whole class language session plan
The above narrative story maker works well with children aged 3-6. The first page gives an example of the finished product. The second page is a blank template to be given to each child. They then pick a picture from each of the five categories (when, who, where, what, feelings) and put it in the correct spot on their template. This will create a story-like sentence. Its lots of fun!
These narrative worksheets provide picture prompts at differing levels to assist children in developing narrative production skills.
The above openers demonstrate the difference between a non-descriptive and a descriptive opener. They can be used as a stimulus for beginning a narrative.