20 dyslexia-friendly creative writing story starters prompt cards. My most popular resource and TES RECOMMENDED. UK and US English versions included, with spellings and references to ‘full stops’ and ‘periods’ etc amended as appropriate. Although originally designed for reluctant writers and those with additional support needs (ASN / SEN) in Key Stage 2 (KS2), they can be used across a range of abilities to spark imaginative stories. Each A4 card features a photo / picture stimulus, a starter sentence or part-sentence to help launch children into their fiction writing, some prompt questions to get ideas going, a wordbank and some suggested openers to add variety to their writing. A box at the bottom reminds pupils to read their work aloud, check for full stops and capital letters and common spellings. These story generator cards contain a range of subjects and genres including sport, mystery, humour, fantasy and historical and should appeal to boys and girls alike. THEY ARE IN PDF FORMAT in the Zip File.
They have been designed to offer maximum support for dyslexic learners and those with similar barriers to learning. The Verdana font and spacing used are both dyslexia-friendly and the pastel background colours are designed to reduce glare. Both the UK and US cards are also included with the background colours removed and could be used if printing on pastel paper or card.
Although they could be used to support the writing of a full story, the cards would work well as a regular tool to support struggling writers in one-to-one or small group sessions, where pupils write just a few sentences inspired by the prompts, without worrying about completing a story. There’s plenty of variety across the 20 cards so children could choose those that appeal to them.
I hope these save you some time and help your learners experience success in writing. I would be grateful for a review if you get a spare moment. Many thanks. You can get them in a great value bundle alongside other popular Literacy / English resources (see below).
You might be interested in these fun resources for developing children’s variety of sentence structures and vocabulary:
Improving Sentences (Uplevelling Sentences Trails)
Super Sentences (Complex Sentence Writing Activity)
Sensational Sentences (Complex Sentence Writing Activity)
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