Differentiate your writing center with this easy to use story starter package. Use the pictures (80) only or add noun (48), verb (50), adverb (36) and adjective (50) cards - you select the parts of speech you wish students to practice. Each category of cards is a different size to make sorting easy. Print the word cards in color or black & white. Due to the many species of animals included in the pictures, in the Story Starter package some picture cards include the name of the animal.
Decide how many cards of each type students will be working with. Choose the cards for each student, let them choose their own or have them randomly select cards. Provide students with a story concept or let them create their own based on the pictures and words. Students can arrange the cards before writing their story.
Use as a writing center (sign included), for early finishers, or whole class activity (pass out different cards to each student). A recording sheet for students to write their words makes it easy for you to check their work.