FREE! Your students will love this fun and engaging creative writing activity that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) to create a random set of story components. Once students have their story components, they’ll plan and write a spooky story as they combine each element into an entertaining writing piece.
Write a story about this picture. Or use as a cause & effect prompt-- half the class writes a paragraph about about what caused this and the other half writes a paragraph or two about what the effects of this picture are. Then randomly match one of each together and read out loud. Kids love it!
Writers workshop - Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.