Lost and Found

You're walking down the street and find a wallet on the ground. What do you do with it? This age-old scenario serves as a narrative writing prompt that challenges children to come up with creative stories describing the fate of the lost wallet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use this writing exercise to teach children about integrity and honesty
  • Offer this prompt as a warm-up activity during a narrative writing unit
  • Allow children to share their writing with small groups of their peers
Classroom Considerations
  • Have extra sheets of lined paper ready for writers that develop more detailed and involved stories
  • Writing prompt can be used across the elementary grade levels
  • Lines are provided for recording one or two paragraphs of writing, depending on handwriting size
  • Prompt offers guiding questions that help get children started with their writing
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