These are perfect for Writers Workshop! These common core based story starters have worked wonders in my own classroom. Students never say, "I don't know what to write about," because each story starter gives them the bones of a story, they just have to fill in the details. Students learn to use transitions, indent, write in separate paragraphs, add adjectives, dialogue, and love it! Students who are ready to write their own stories can use the Story Board included in this packet. I also included a rubric and an I Can Statement. I have the students use the story starter as their sloppy copy, then rewrite it on another paper. Finally, the students draw an illustration of the setting. I staple the stories together in booklets. Parents love them!