Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scholastic Story Starters

Scholastic Story Starters is gives students writing prompts.  There are four story themes that students can choose from: adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, and scrambler.  The writing prompts are grade level appropriate for grades K-6.  This is a very engaging tool for students to use because they have to spin four different wheels to see what the prompt will be.  After they have spun the wheels they can begin writing on the program by choosing notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard.  Students also have the option to draw about their writing once they are finished.   

Spin the wheel

Choose your writing type


  1. I feel like this would be a great way to help students brainstorm topics, especially for those kids who sit for 30 minutes with nothing on their paper and then say "I have nothing to write about..." The graphics seem motivating and Scholastic is a reliable site for educational based activities (in my experience). I don't think I would have to worry about a story prompt to end up with something like a mystery murder on Mars. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Please provide links, not just pictures.