These story starters can be used as a guide for discussion or for a formal writing assignment. These were created to encourage students to think empathetically. This can be used as part of a character education lesson while encouraging students to practice writing skills. Project slide #3 on your interactive board so students know exactly what empathy is. Discuss what it looks like and give your students an opportunity to discuss this with their peers. You will be amazed at some of the conversations taking place!