Ideas for Young Writers

Scholastic Story Starters

Looking for a fun writing idea? The random story generator can spark your imagination and inspire stories in multiple genres and forms.  It helps young writers recognize that putting familiar ideas together in new ways is one of the keys to

creativity.  After spinning the random idea generator, writers can also type in their stories and illustrate them online.

Storyboard That

Create your own comic book! This site allows students to build images on a storyboard, then add speech bubbles and text below the pictures. Students can edit the images in a variety of ways as they get more sophisticated in using the program. In addition to giving them an interesting way to write a story, they learn how to play with a program to learn new features.