Give your students a new and unique way to launch their writing with these doodle starters. Copy the doodle illustration page on one side and the lines on the back and let your kiddos imaginations run away. Students use their creative powers to develop a picture out of the doodle and then write a story to go with it. It is amazing to watch each child’s personal interest and experiences transform a simple scribble into an elaborate illustration. Struggling writers will take off when they have an opportunity to use their minds eye to see a picture in a scribble that has meaning to them and then write about it. I have had to run extra pages of the writing paper because my kiddos get so absorbed in their story.