30 non-fictional and fictional story starters with black and white images for coloring and colored images for laminating and re-using. Each handout is lined for writing. Meets Common Core and State Standards.
Factual versus Fictional characteristics
Word Choices/Vocabulary Building
Use with small/whole groups.
Copy, laminate or place on company desktops or project from overhead projectors
Students take turns and add one sentence at a time to build non-fictional and fictional stories.
Set time limits to practice for standardized tests
Use as individual writing prompts
Use as storytelling prompts for pre-k/k/1/ESL
Use with graphic organizers for pre-writing strategies
Send home as family activities
When finished with writings, do peer workshoppings/whole class edits
Revise stories for read-around/publications
Display by genre and share with whole school
Educational, fun way to enhance students' writing skills