Back to School Roll a Story Writing Prompt

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle includes eleven roll a story writing prompts (designed for reluctant writers). These activities are perfect for literacy lessons, writing centers and writer's workshop. They are also a great no prep lesson for substitute teachers!Tell me...Do you have reluctant writers in your classroom?
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This product includes a roll a story writing prompt (designed for reluctant writers). This activity is perfect for Literacy lessons, centers and writer's workshop. It is also a great no prep lesson for substitute teachers!

*NOTE - This activity has the digital overlay tool option. Text boxes have been added!

Tell me...

Do you have reluctant writers in your classroom?

You know, the kids who have an empty page in front of them and say -

  • 'I can't think of anything to write'
  • 'I don't have any good ideas'
  • 'I can't decide what to write about'

I've been there and I wanted to tear my hair out in frustration!

But thank goodness that roll a story prompts saved the day.

Students simply roll a die three times to mix and match story elements (a character, setting, and problem).

The ideas and decision making is DONE for the students!

Here's everything you need to know -

This is a simple print and go activity suitable for students K-2nd grade!

You can choose to laminate this for multiple use.

The other pages included are: a planning page and three writing pages (with different types of lines) for the student’s stories.

When/how to use it:

  • Whole Class Explicit Teaching
  • Small Group work
  • Literacy Centers/Writer's Workshop
  • Independent Practise
  • Early Finishers
  • Assessment

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5 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.


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