"Squiggle Stop" is an interactive way to bring creative writing into any class! These are 4 task cards to determine character, character description, setting, and setting description. This product is a 4 page PDF file which can be used for upper elementary or middle school students. They are designed to be printed, in color, and laminated for each individual students.
This is how they work: Each students places their pointer finger on the side which states "Character Descriptions". They close their eyes and then squiggle their finger around until they hear the word "Stop". Whichever word they land on becomes the character description word for a character. Then they do the same for a character. So they could end up will over 100 outcomes! This process repeats for the setting.
For example, if they chose "creative" for character trait, "ice cream man" for character, "joyful" for setting description and "hotel room" for setting they have a "creative ice cream man who lives in a joyful hotel room." Let the creative writing begin! My students absolutely loved these! We have used them a few times throughout the school year. It's a very fun tool for teaching writing.