Helping Children Write Like They've Never Written Before

Stoke the fires of your child's imagination and awaken the creative writer within! Featuring a teacher's guide and 19th-century black-and-white illustrations, this rich resource boasts over 65 "story-starters": narratives designed to suspend students in the middle of a predicament so that they can pick up a pen and determine what happens next! Ages 8 to 18.

Story Starters Series

  1. Story Starters Gr. 1-3
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  2. Story Starters Gr. 4-6
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  3. 50 Story Starter Activity Cards
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  4. Cartoon Story Starters Grades 4-6
    On the Mark Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
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From DK: Mrs. Wordsmith Storytelling Resources

Invest in your young writer with this children’s dictionary that’s designed to help kids write awesome stories! Mrs. Wordsmith Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary has over 1000 words to help kids find inspiration, boost vocabulary, and write compelling stories that are full of details. Words are arranged into six important building blocks of storytelling – Character, Setting, Taste and Smell, Action, Emotion, and Weather – to help young writers find the right word right away. Commonly occurring word pairs provide even more opportunities for creativity and engaging narrative. Quirky illustrations reinforce definitions, ensuring that words are unforgettable.  272 pages, hardcover. Ages 7 – 12.

More Writing Prompt & Story Starter Resources

Master the magic of storytelling with 100 creative, short fiction prompts for young writers.  Whether your child is just getting started or has already written a ton of stories, practice makes perfect when it comes to writing. Build skills the fun way with Secrets of Storytelling, packed with dozens of writing prompts, brainstorming activities, and plenty of space to write. There are also simple strategies for crafting strong storylines, and pointers for overcoming writer’s block, editing work, and more. Help your child step up their storytelling skills and unleash their inner author! 196 pages, softcover. Grades 4 – 6.

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