Scholastic Story Starters can be used in a variety of ways that will engage students in writing. Every morning my third graders have a writing prompt and this would be the perfect tool for them to use instead of looking at the board and writing in their notebook. It would also be a helpful tool for the teachers because at times we need creative ideas that they can write about.
Here are some ways to use it in the classroom:
- Morning work
- Model or introduce a writing form (letter, postcard, paragraph, etc.)
- Writing topics
- Classroom job
- Incentives for students
This tool can be used in a telecollabortive setting by having students select a writing prompt and write about their topic the night before and turn it in online.