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Dinosaur Narrative Writing Activities

Kids love writing about dinosaurs! In this blogpost, you’ll find a narrative writing activity called “Dinosaur Adventure. There are 3 differentiated draft template options and two final copy options – one with primary lines and one with regular lines.

Narrative Writing Activity Objectives

In this writing activity students will:

  • practice their narrative writing skills by writing stories about dinosaurs.
  • work through the writing process by creating a draft of their ideas, editing and revising their stories, and producing a final copy.

Materials For Activity

Here are the files you’ll need for this activity:

Directions For Writing Activity

  1. Provide each student with a draft template of the Dinosaur Adventure writing activity.
  2. Read over the target questions on the top of the draft template.
  3. Students fill in the template with their ideas. 
  4. The template includes an opening and closing sentence.
  5. Provide each student with an editing bookmark.
  6. Students revise and edit their stories using the editing bookmark.
  7. Students write a good copy of their story on the final copy template.
  8. Optional: Teachers can use the writing mechanics rubric and the narrative writing rubric to assess the stories.

Differentiation Ideas

There are different ways you can differentiate this activity in your classroom.

  1. Draft Templates: There are 3 different draft templates provided for each of the writing activities. You can provide each student with a copy of the draft template that matches their learning needs. The templates look similar but require students to provide a different number of details in their story.
  2. Editing Bookmarks: There are 4 different editing bookmarks. Like the draft templates, you can provide each student with a copy of the bookmark that matches their learning needs. The bookmarks are similar but include a different number of editing skills.
  3. Partner Writing: Ask the students to complete the Dinosaur Adventure writing activity with a partner. Students can work with their partner to write a draft copy of the story and to edit it. One student can fill in the draft template, each student can fill in their own draft template, or students can complete the draft template of their story together.
  4. Provide Choice: Let students choose from the dinosaur narrative writing activities (Dinosaur Adventure (above), Archeologist Discovery (below) and Footprint Mystery (below). Each student can choose the activity they want to write about.

What Teachers are Saying About Writing Activities:

❤️ “These were great! Kids were engaged. It help organize their writing.” – Janet L.

❤️ “Fantastic item! Very appropriate and easy to use.” – Melane B.

❤️ “My students loved this resource!” – Samantha W.

❤️ “Wonderful resource for my struggling writers. I teach 4th and 5th grade SpEd and this help immensely, students felt very independent with these.” – Stacey V.

Here are even more Dinosaur Narrative Writing Activities FREEBIES:

Narrative Writing Activities

Editing Bookmarks

Assessments and Rubrics

Narrative Writing Activities

The Writing Club membership has TONS of narrative writing activities on the following topics:

  • Animals
  • Apples
  • Dinosaurs

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triceratops dinosaur near water to inspire students with their narrative writing about dinosaurs