STORY STARTERS AND PRE-WRITING GRAPHING ACTIVITIES
ASKING QUESTIONS AND STORY WRITING GO HAND IN HAND. LANGUAGE CRAFT presents graphs,
charts and great QUESTIONING clues to stimulate DAILY STORY WRITING TOPICS. Children enjoy
the option of deciding Yes or No TO A GRAPH QUESTION. They like decision-making questions.
Questioning by the teacher is the “key” to stimulating writing topics. PUT A YES OR NO GRAPH
QUESTION ON A PAPER CHART AND LISTEN TO THE BUZZ, BUZZ IN THE CLASSROOM AS THEY DECIDE
THEIR ANSWERS. A yes or no question could be Have you ever been to a circus? Yes or No BEFORE
the children go to the graph to answer their question, provide an estimating chart. Graphing involves
math skills. Ask each child to guess how many children will say “no” THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A
CIRCUS. It’s fun to have a whiteboard chart with the names of children to write their estimate next to
their name. At first the estimates will be 100 and large numbers. As they come to realize the class size,
their estimates become closer to reality. Language Craft provides a yes or no question.
LANGUAGE CRAFT provides a “door chart” question. The door chart question can be a pre-writing
homework triangle or circle question that children cut out and place on chart paper placed on a door.
The homework questioning helps stimulate story writing ideas at home for the next day. The homework
door chart question might be Who is a dog’s best friend at the circus?
LANGUAGE CRAFT provides a story starter. The teacher can read a literature story about a circus to
refresh memories about a circus experience or read about having a dog that can do tricks. The story
writing starter might be At the circus I can…. Or it could be A dog can…. Or it could be One time….
LANGUAGE CRAFT WRITING, STORY STARTERS AND PRE-WRITING GRAPHING ACTIVITIES BOOK assists
the teacher with pre-planned yes or no graph questions, story starters and door chart questions. IT
HELPS PRODUCE THE EXCITEMENT AND RHYTHM NEEDED TO STIMULATE EXPERIENCE WRITING IN THE
EARLY GRADES. This is the best way to teach the skills of learning about a question mark and being able
to ask a question. You won’t need busy workbook pages. Writing is the exciting way to teach the skills.
LANGUAGE CRAFT INTERVENTION MATERIALS ARE:
“How-To” Teach WRITING Using Interventions and Differential Instruction Pre K-3
Rap and Write Phonics Letter Formation Verses and Directions Pre K-3
Letter Formation Practice Book Pre K-3
Predictable Patterned Story Starters for Beginning of Year Pre K-3
Rap and Write Vocabulary Writing Words Pre K-3 (Individual Dictionary)
Spelling Most Common Writing Words Grades 1-3
Spelling Games and Activities Pre K-3
Spelling-Reading Worksheets Grades K-3
Spelling-Reading Worksheets Grades 1-3
Scrambled Spelling Sentences Grades 1-3