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171 resources with the concept story starters

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Literacy Dice

For Students K - 4th Standards
Reinforce literacy skills using a six-sided die that focuses on phonics and story starters. Scholars roll, and show what they know about blends, plots, and more! 
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Story Starters for "Many Beginnings"

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
An alien at dinner? An eerie train whistle? A parent trying to be hip? Get your creative writers going with a list of story starters.
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Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
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Did You Know?

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
What would happen if you woke up one day and had become a housefly? What kinds of things would you do? Use the facts at the top of a worksheet to write a paragraph or short story about being a housefly.
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Monster Party Story Starter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young writers can contemplate a cartoon zombie's brain while they write a creative story. The theme is Halloween and the issue is that the writer invited real monsters to his or her party. Big mistake! Or was it?
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Story Openings

For Teachers 4th - 7th
How should you begin a story? Show this presentation to give your class a few ideas. Each slide includes information about story openings and examples of certain types of story openings written by well-known authors. After showing the...
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Printable Story Starter: Treasure in the Daisies

For Students 3rd - 4th
Class members can practice using sensory details and imagery with this writing prompt, which provides a vivid introduction about a girl who discovers a treasure box in her mother's garden. The middle, ending, and title of the story are...
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Printable Story Starter: The Get-Away

For Students 3rd - 4th
This fun, creative writing prompt invites young writers to continue the story of Boe and Tim, who discover a hot air balloon while escaping from their big sisters. The worksheet provides a space where learners can finish the middle and...
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Did You Know?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Learn how to spot termite damage with an informational paragraph and writing prompt. After reading some facts about termites, write a story about alerting your parents to termite damage in your new house.
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Did You Know?

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Learn about mosquitoes and why they need water, nectar, and blood to survive with an informative worksheet. Then, write a few paragraphs explaining what a mosquito is to a space alien.
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Traditional Story Openings

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The class evaluates whether or not the provided story openings are traditional or not. However, the creator of this presentation focuses on fairy tale openings as traditional, neglecting the fact that several of the chosen openings could...
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If I were…

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this story starter worksheet, students read the prompt written inside each gingerbread man shape and complete the story. Each starter is printed on a separate page; all are holiday or winter related.
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The Beginning, The Middle, & The End

For Teachers K - 2nd
Cut magazine pictures into three sections, having your youngsters piece the pictures back together. With this fun activity, they discover the importance of sequencing a story. Then they use a fun template (shaped like a burger) to write...
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Wiki-Choose your Own Adventure (Terry the Tennis Ball)

For Teachers 3rd
Looking for a good lesson on story writing? This lesson is for you! After hearing how a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story is organized, writers are given a prompt embedded in the lesson. They work with a partner in order to create an...
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Story Starters For Historical Fiction Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students author their own historical fiction stories. In this writing skills instructional activity, students use the 10 provided story starters to write fiction stories that incorporate facts from history.
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Lesson Plan C32: Story Starts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners write story starters to begin the writing process. In this creative writing lesson, students examine story starters and review the structure of paragraphs. Learners create their own story starters that engage readers by setting...
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Easter Story Starters

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students read through the story starters or writing prompts for Easter. Students select one prompt and write the Easter story.
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Additional Folklife Information

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Use a packet packed with ideas for how to celebrate the traditions of your country, state, community, and pupils's families. Suggestions for how to draw on oral and material traditions, customs, beliefs, music, and stories all find a...
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Halloween for Upper Elementary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Celebrate Halloween with the help of a collection consisting of a variety of resources covering multiple subjects. Take a look at the notes section to discover which subject is addressed—math, English language arts, arts and crafts,...
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Talking Pumpkin Story Starter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Get your ghouls and gals writing on Halloween! Learners write about what their jack o' lantern said when it suddenly came to life. A cute pumpkin graphic and a fun font spices up the resource.
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Story Starters

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here you will find a set of brilliant story starters which can be used to give children ideas for a story. There are ten story starters all together, and each one of them should tickle the imagination of your young writers. Sometimes, a...
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Writing Leads

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Creative writing allows your students to explore their imagination and connect to literature in a personal way. This presentation will help you discuss what a good writing lead, or attention grabber is. Included are a list of lead types...
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A Backward Day

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students think about what they did yesterday, but tell the events in backwards order from the events at the day's end to the beginning. Students read the story starter and finish the story.
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Ellis Island Writing Prompt

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students read the questions and story starter about Ellis Island. There are provided lines for the story which the students will write.