Characters and Setting Posters

I saw these posters in a first grade classroom and thought their simplicity made them effective. And they’re pretty darn cute! Click here to view this same teacher’s main ideas vs details poster.

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Sorry this one turned out blurry!

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Spring Story Starter (with planning page)

Spring story starter STICKERThis picture was too cute not to use. So I turned it into a story starter for spring. Have your students review the parts of a story and then plan each part of their story (using the attached planning page) before they get to work on any of their drafts. Once they’ve had a peer edit it, and they’ve written their final draft, they can color the large version of the picture and display it with their final piece. Super fun, and super cute. What’s not to love!?

Click here for the free printable PDF: Spring Story Starter 1

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Dog in a Bath Tub (Silly Story Starter)

Dog in a Bath Tub STICKERI can’t wait to try this idea! The prompt is a picture: a dog in a bath tub. Students should plan each part of the story (setting, characters, problem, solution) and then put together a rough draft. This will work nicely with a unit on parts of a story.

Click here to download the free printable PDF: Dog in a Bath Tub Story Starter

St. Patrick’s Day Story Starters (with planning sheet)

St. Patrick's Day Story Starters STICKER

I’ve found kids write better stories when they think about the parts of a story, plan them one at a time, and then put it together. This is exactly when my St Patrick’s Day story starters intended to go. I made two for my students to choose from. They use the picture as a spring board and then plan/write from there.

Click here for the free printable PDFs:
St Patrick’s Day Story Starter 1
St Patrick’s Day Story Starter 2

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Everyday Writing Project: Story Starters (free!)

My kids love writing and sharing stories, but sometimes they’re missing the basics (setting, conflict, etc.) or they don’t know what to write about. So this helps them stay focused and gets them started if they’re stuck. I have them write a rough draft (and maybe final draft) on another piece of paper. You could easily require the use of vocabulary/spelling words, specific kinds of figurative language, etc. in the story also.

Click here for the free printable PDFs: Story Starters 1-4 PDF   Happy writing!

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