Creative writing visual story prompts, ideal for reluctant writers and dyslexia intervention, or warm ups/ bell ringers, early finishers activities with writers of all abilities. These 20 no prep printables for your Literacy Center use a dyslexia-friendly font and layout on a full page, and feature a photo or illustration, word bank, starter sentence, openers, and questions to get ideas flowing. Use these task cards to launch students into their fiction writing and help them add variety to their narratives. Laminate and use again and again. PDF format.
A box at the bottom reminds students to read their work aloud, check for periods and capital letters, and check for common spellings. This resource contains a range of subjects and genres including sport, mystery, humor, fantasy, and historical and should appeal to both boys and girls.
This works well with students of all abilities but has been designed to offer maximum support for dyslexic learners and others with similar barriers to learning. The Verdana font and spacing used are both dyslexia-friendly and the pastel background colors are designed to reduce glare. The version with the background colors removed could be used if printing on pastel paper or card stock.
Although they could be used to support the writing of a full story, the cards would work well as a regular tool to support struggling writers in one-to-one or small group sessions, where students write just a few sentences inspired by the prompts, without worrying about completing a story.
There's plenty of variety across the 20 cards so children could choose those that appeal to them.
Alongside US spelling versions there are UK spelling versions to suit some other countries too. 'Periods' has been replaced by 'full stops' in the UK spelling version.
In total there are five PDF files within the Zip file. Two US versions (with and without the pastel background), two UK versions (with and without the pastel background), and a one-page accompanying instruction sheet, repeating much of what is detailed in this description.
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