Provide a bit of motivation and some seasonal writing ideas for even the most reluctant of your writers with our winter month story starters.
Winter Month Writing Prompts
Of course we want our students to generate their own ideas for stories during Writer’s Workshop, but we all have those students who, despite our best efforts, still claim to have “nothing to write about”.
Other times, even our most creative writers seem to hit some type of writer’s “block” and might need a kick start. (Don’t we all?!)
In either scenario, writing prompts might be the best way to get students back on board with their writing. Sometimes even the smallest of prompting can get students to take off in their writing and be creative.
Ideas for Story Prompts
Here are our suggestions for using these winter month story starters:
- You can choose to pass them out to everyone and explain guidelines for when they are (and can be used) OR
- Save them for student writing conferences and be selective about who you give them to and for what reasons.
- Print off the pages and have students add them to their writing binders.
- Give students periodic reminders in the form of mini-lessons about what to do if they get “stuck” and can’t think of ideas for writing. In addition to their own writing ideas section of their binders, these can be an additional resource.
New ideas each month will lead to fewer students who claim they have nothing to write about.
You will find each of our winter month story starters in separate downloads so that you can grab just the ones you need.