Free Gift for Subscribers: Spin-a-Story StoryBuilders

Spin-a-Story StoryBuilders | Printable Writing Prompt Spinners

Use the form below to sign up. The first email you receive after confirming your subscription will have directions for accessing Spin-a-Story StoryBuilders at no cost.

Spin-a-Story StoryBuilders help jumpstart a creative writing project by providing kids with the basic elements of a story—character, character trait, setting, and plot. These printable spinners inspire tear-free, enthusiastic creative writing.

Even your most reluctant student will beg for StoryBuilders!

This freebie includes 4 spinners in both full color and grayscale options (8 spinners total) plus complete directions for how to use them.

  • Exciting Adventures Spinner
  • Animal Adventures Spinner
  • Fantasy & Fairy Tales Spinner
  • Historical Adventures Spinner

Spin three times to find out your CHARACTER, SETTING, and a SITUATION. Once you have your three elements, it’s up to you to create the whole story! Here’s an example from the Animal Adventures Spinner:

1st spin for CHARACTER: a jungle animal
2nd spin for SETTING: in an abandoned building
3rd spin for PLOT: hears a cry for help

Spinners may be used by students of various ages. Though they are designed for grades 3-8, younger children and even teens can enjoy them too.

Spin-a-Story StoryBuilders | Printable Writing Prompt Spinners

Break up your routine or add punch and variety to writing lessons by occasionally offering StoryBuilders. Use them in addition to—or instead of—a daily writing lesson.

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