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Writing Prompts: Story Elements Trading Cards

The Write Stuff
Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
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31 pages
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Writing prompts through trading cards? Trading cards never go out of style! So why not ”hook” your little literacy learners with Story Trading Cards?

There are 3 different sets of cards included in this pack. Each set has 28 (one-sided) cards:



*events & clues

The character cards come in color and black and white to allow students to color or add details and make the cards their own.

The setting and details cards are in color only.

There is also a template for students to create their very own character, setting or problem design

You can print off the colored cards and laminate them to use as a class activity where students choose 1 main character card, 1 setting, 1 problem and 1 event/detail. Alternatively, you can use the black and white versions which can be printed on tag board for students to keep and trade! The possibilities are endless! Use these cards as springboards for students to write their own stories.

Trade the cards to start new stories or to add new elements to their original story.

Build some excitement for writing in your classroom for boys and girls!

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