Using Voice in Narratives with Point of View and Perspective Taking Writing Prompts


Encourage your students to develop their voice in narratives with these engaging writing prompts that will have them exploring different perspectives and points of view. With just 5-10 minutes per day, your students will practice writing with voice in response to purposeful sentence starters, mentor texts, and visual writing prompts!


Not only do students LOVE these writing prompts, but the slides are quick and easy to assign or display, making them perfect ELA warm-ups, bell-ringers, or stations!

Here’s what you’ll get:

Your digital link will come will 30 perspective-taking writing prompts. Students will try writing with voice in a variety of ways, such as:

  • An old man
  • A frightened girl
  • A diary
  • Death/Life
  • …and more!

Students will also try writing from 1st person, 2nd person, and 3rd person points of view.

Additionally, there are three different types of prompts included (10 each):

  • Sentence Starters (“Meet my bad habit…”)
  • Mentor Texts (Example: Rewrite the scene from Peeta’s perspective…)
  • Visual Prompts (Narrate in the 2nd person the perspective of a map…)

Prep is quick and easy… Just display the writing prompts on your projector or SmartBoard and have students write in their notebooks, or assign the writing prompts on a digital learning platform and have students type on the provided slides.

A quick tip for teachers…

  • Read the prompt, and set the timer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Encourage students to keep their pencils moving the entire time.
  • Don’t be afraid to write alongside them!
  • At the end of the quick write session, invite students to discuss or share their thinking.

In my classroom, we start our daily writing lesson with a quick write prompt! We use a wide variety of prompts throughout the year to spiral review our writing techniques.

»If you’d like to know more about using quick writes in the classroom, read my blog post here.


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