Scholastic: Story Starters

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In the mood to write or tell a story? Try Scholastic’s Story Starters. To start, you’ll need to choose a theme (Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and a miscellaneous category called “Scrambler”). Then, type a first name (a pen name is fine!) and choose a level. It may look too easy for you, but try even the K-1 level and you’ll find some fun topics.

Next, click on the big SPIN wheel and you’ll get a writing/speaking prompt. For example:

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If you don’t like any of the options, spin again. If you want to change just one portion, click “Spin this wheel”.

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Click on “Next”, and you’ll be asked what kind of format you want to create, and whether or not you want to include a drawing. If you change your mind, you can change formats later.

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Next, you’ll write your story (or letter, article, postcard). When you finish, you’ll have a choice of printing or downloading a PDF, which you can then embed or link to on your blog or portfolio.

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