#cotlf #engchat #edtech If your students have difficulty coming up with topics to write about, StoryStarters is the website for you! This simple website has a fun, Vegas-style “slot machine” that generates writing prompts for students. (Prompts vary by grade level selected.) Send students to this website during a free writing activity or for a warmup/sponge activity. You can also project the website at the beginning of class and invite a different student each day to spin the wheel and set the prompt for all. Some example prompts generated from this site include: Write a funny story about a sunburned screenwriter who wins the lottery. Write a brief biography of a million-year-old iguana who is always getting into trouble with her parents.

Students can continue through the site and write their piece online after choosing a format (letter, postcard, notebook, newspaper), or use Word/Google Docs, etc. Visit the teach section for more lesson ideas. Never again will you have to listen to, “But, I don’t know what to write about!!”

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