Story Starter Roll and Write Dice Activity

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2nd - 5th
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Are students struggling to come up with new writing topics? Getting tired of the same old routine? Use this fun Roll & Write Dice Activity to spice things up! Roll the dice and jot down your character, setting, and plot. Then create a wacky new story with your elements.

It's fun and fresh and your students will love it! Keep this set in your writing center for something new. It's just the thing you need to motivate bored writers. Students will giggle as they discover their story elements and think of ways to create their own story.

This resource includes:

  1. Teacher Guidelines
  2. Character, Setting, and Plot Cards (8 of each)
  3. Character, Setting, and Plot Dice Templates
  4. Roll & Write Guide Sheet
  5. Blank Roll & Write Story Writing Sheet

All pages are also included in Black/ White.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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