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Story starters and writing prompts provide consistent, and meaningful time on task ...adding purpose to the process!
Why Re-Invent the Wheel?
Three pages of great story starters oriented toward older students (middle school - high school) can be found in Creative Writing Help a source for inspiration and information on the art of writing. Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3
The Story Starter - Click here to generate one of "billions" of random story starters.
Freeology - Click here for topics that encourage students to think creatively and have fun!
Slide-share Prompts - Click here to view images from around the internet, along with a few lines to get kids thinking creatively.
Short Story Ideas - Click here to see lots of short story ideas that you can use as writing prompts.
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Quick Prompts for Younger Kids
Great Sentence Creators
Right-Brained Poetry Prompts
Icebreaker - Click here for a fun activity that helps people share stories about themselves.
Illustrated - Click here for beautifully illustrated Young Writer's Workshop story starter ideas.
Story Kitchen - Wonderful ideas are bubbling deep in your imagination. To see what's cooking, click here.
Spinner Topics - Click here to spin 4 different wheels that will come up with the craziest writing ideas you've seen.