Creative Writing Using Online Story Starters

posted Feb 22, 2013, 6:26 AM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Feb 22, 2013, 6:37 AM ]
Yesterday I introduced the Story Starters Web app to our class on the Smartboard. Story Starters generates writing ideas in a fun engaging way. After we generated several writing ideas, students used the story starter as a spark for some creative writing. 

We used the Story Starter web app to generate the following story starters:
Tell a make-believe story about a busy innkeeper who travels on a river in a peanut shell.
Write a bedtime story about a pretty fairy who must return to the sea.
Draw a picture of and write one sentence about a tired troll who meets the new queen.
Make up two questions to ask a noisy ogre who tricks a talking cat.
Write about finding a surprised fox who is lost in a magical forest.
Tell a make-believe story about a jolly bee who has a picnic in a hot air balloon.

(CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO GO TO THE STORY STARTER ACTIVITY)

Students read their creative writing pieces to the class:

Creative Writing from Patrick Johnson on Vimeo.



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