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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Door in the Floor/Up, Up and Away/Push the Button: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 4
Voices in My Root Beer/Better Run Fast!/Pumpkin Surprise: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 5
Free! Inside!/Gone Camping/Cookie UFO: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 5
Falling Star/Special Delivery/Flower Power: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 5
Ah-Choo!/Genie in My Lamp/Ants in Your Pants: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 5
Still Life/Family Outing/Swish: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 4
Sand Castle/Take a Deep Breath/Going Up: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 5
Casting Spells/Disappearing Act/Playing Catch: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 7
Something's Fishy/A Mind of Their Own/Stir the Soup: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 5
A Pony for Your Thoughts/Lucky Day/On. Off. On. Off.: Cliffhanger Writing Prompts 6
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This ready-to-use resource contains 30 exciting story starters that model good writing and help any student get past writer’s block! The prompts provide scaffolding through rich characters, imaginative settings, and an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger. “And then . . .” students put their natural storytelling skills to work, dreaming up their own unique endings. Teachers are sure to enjoy reading about what’s under the door in the floor, what the voices in the root beer are saying, what arrived via special delivery, and other stories with endless possibilities!

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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