Build-a-story writing prompt & word bank | Homeschool writing ideas

by | Mar 20, 2019 | Writing & Journal Prompts

Did you know that March 20th is National Storytelling Day? But really, ANY day makes a great opportunity to encourage your kids to write a story using today’s printable build-a-story writing prompt!

Based on our StoryBuilders series, this prompt invites children to choose an item from each box in the word bank and create a story. It can be serious … or fun-filled and whimsical!

Please share how you used the build-a-story writing prompt in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see your children’s creativity in action!

Build-a-Story printable writing prompt | WriteShop

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  1. MerylQZach

    Wow, this post is pleasant, my sister is analyzing these sorts of things, therefore I will convey her.

  2. Maureen

    The text should print as seen above. You might try the following to see if it works:
    1. Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe.
    2. Open the file in a different browser and try printing.
    3. Download the file to your computer and then print.
    4. Go to the advance settings on your print options and pick “print as photo”.

  3. Jennifer Puckett

    When I print the form, none of the text shows up. Is is just me or is it suppose to print out as it appears on the screen?

  4. Anne Burris

    I love this idea, thank you!


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