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68 resources with the keyterm story starters

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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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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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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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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 instructional activity on story writing? This instructional activity is for you! After hearing how a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story is organized, writers are given a prompt embedded in the instructional activity....
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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 lesson plan, 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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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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Come Here

For Teachers K - 1st
Practice handwriting and telling stories with a series of lines. After tracing the first few words in a sentence, learners finish the dialogue tag by writing the name of a person, animal, or an imaginary object.
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Silly Story Starters

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm some ideas for each of the columns. As they call them out, write some on the sticky notes until each sticky note is used for each column They stay in the same groups; have each group draw one sticky note from...
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Story Starters

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the pictures on a chart and relate to their own experiences. In this story starters writing instructional activity, 6th graders explore the pictures presented by the teacher and then create an original story based...
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How Owly And Wormy Became Friends: Using a Silent Comic To Inspire Creative Writing

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students view a wordless comic before using it as a story starter. They access a story that uses the same characters at a website in order to better understand the nature of the characters. They write a story inspired by the comic and...
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Andy Runton's Owly

For Students K - 1st
In this owl cartoon learning exercise, students color and examine a cartoon depicting a mother owl and her two baby owls who are taking a bath. No directions are given.
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Halloween Story Starters

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Halloween prompt worksheet, students read through the several Halloween story starters and select one to write a story about.
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Creative Writing Prompt

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze and discuss a primary source picture, write about it and share their work.  In this creative writing prompt instructional activity, 2nd graders use primary sources to inspire their creative writing.  Students use...
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Wonderfully Wild Unit

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore the ethics of 'fair' in regards to humans relationship with wildlife. In this wildlife study lesson, students read the story starters about wildlife and then discuss how to finish the story. Students finish the stories...
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Alphabet Picture Prompts: The Letter J

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this story starter worksheet, students complete the worksheet their teacher created for the letter J. Students write their own story based on the picture, sight words, spelling, or vocabulary words the teacher included.
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Alphabet Picture Prompts: The Letter V

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this story starters worksheet, students write their own stories using the printable worksheet their teacher made for letter V pictures, sight words, spelling, or vocabulary words.
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Alphabet Picture Prompts: The Letter L

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this story starters worksheet, students write their own stories using the printable worksheet their teacher made for letter L pictures, sight words, spelling, or vocabulary words.