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Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

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The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde) –[Multimedia-English videos] One of most beautiful and famous fairy tales by Oscar Wild. The story of a grumpy selfish giant and a little boy who teaches him about a happy life and an eternal spring. An inspirational story to make you think about how you are running your life. If you want to see it with subtitles, make sure you activate YouTube subtitles on the video. Every afternoon as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the giant's garden.

Write On Reader - Forms of Writing - Story Starters As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. English Conversation Dialogues For Kids (English 4 Kids) –[Multimedia-English videos] Short stories for kids are adventurous and interesting ways to teach your children about good morals and right conduct. As kids, they are at their formative years, that is why they need to be educated with good values to make them good fit for society and family. These small English stories are not only entertaining, they teach children about several things in life.

The hole in the fence Question time! If you could take a photograph of the 5 happiest moments of your life so far, what would they show? What 5 events of your future would you like to take a photograph of? Story starter! I was puzzled. With pictures English Teachers: If you would like to use this Question Words wall chart in your classroom, then you can purchase a copy here: Question Words Wall Chart and Flash Cards. The most common question words in English are the following: WHO is only used when referring to people. (= I want to know the person) Who is the best football player in the world? Who are your best friends? Who is that strange guy over there?

ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it!

Magic Pen Story Starters This page contains a number of story starters which can be used for the Magic Pen activity (or as a stimulus for creative writing). 1) Paul was bored. It was halfway through the summer holidays and he was fed up, so he decided to go exploring. He climbed up to the top of the stairs, when he saw a door which had never been there before. He went in and in the middle of the room was a strange purple box.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things to Write About. Each prompt was created by a writing teacher at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to be done in 10 minutes or less.

Digital storytelling with StoryRobe StoryRobe is another way for kids to create digital stories using photos or digital copies of their own artwork. Once they've selected the images they want to use and put them in the right order, they can record the text to go with the images. They can talk for a total of up to 3 minutes, and synchronize the images with what they are saying by tapping the screen as they talk to advance to the next picture. StoryRobe creates a single video file that can then be shared. Unlike StoryKit, there is no option to add text to the finished product, as the model is more video-like than book-like. For ESL English Language Learners Christopher Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has little understanding of human emotions. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, at fifteen, Christopher's carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor's dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.

Story starters can create the genres, plots, conflicts, and resolutions for the reluctant writers. Could be used as a weekly journal, whole class activity, or book publishing event. by kristiweber5 Oct 11

I like how this can be used with various types of media. The "story generator" is also nice for students that can't decide. by tiffanygalanis Jul 24

This Story Started resource from Scholastic is a good technology resource because it can be used on a computer, tablet or Smart Board, by either the whole class as a whole group activity, or by small groups or individual students. Students can use it to generate a writing idea by choosing a genre, then choosing more specific elements or opting to have the "Story Generator" choose it at random. The generator is complete with animations and sounds, and students can generate countless writing topics from it. It then gives them something to do independently at their seats or in a Word processing document on the computer. by kham1 Jul 24

I like this website because it contains all of the elements of RAFT (Nancy Boyles--see binder) by geoffcyr Aug 22

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