Cliffhanger Writing Prompts

30 One-Page Story Starters That Fire Up Kids’ Imaginations and Help Them Develop Strong Narrative Writing Skills

By: Teresa Klepinger

ISBN: 9780545315111
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Kick-start students' imaginations and help them develop and hone strong narrative writing skills with these clever and engaging writing prompts! With titles like "Cookie UFO," "Gone Camping" and "Pumpkin Surprise," students in grades three through six won't have to worry about writer's block, and you're sure to be presented with a variety of creative and unique stories.

Each of the writing prompts in this lesson, which is available as an eBook or regular book, provides a model of good writing. Through the use of imaginative settings, interesting characters and exciting cliffhangers, these prompts are sure to have your students scribbling away in no time! Detailed tips and tricks for teachers are included to help you make the most of this clever and engaging lesson. Whether you use it as a once-off lesson or compile your students' stories to turn it into a classroom project, it's sure to be a valuable addition to your lesson plan.

Grades 3 - 6

After students have completed several stories, let each student select his or her favorite to put in a class book. To make the class book, organize chapters according to the different story starters. Place a specific story starter at the beginning of a section and arrange all the student continuations of that story after that initial page. There may be more than one version of each story. Next, have students collaborate on a cover design. Bind together all the pages, and place the book in the classroom library or Reading Center!

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