World of Animals StoryBuilders
What’s this? A curious porcupine hears, “Help! Save him!” . . . and it’s coming from the pantry? A forgetful robin flies into a car and gets separated from his family? Animal lovers will have a whale of a good time writing stories filled with mystery or adventure!
World of Animals features 48 characters such as a spider, giraffe, and boa constrictor.
- 192 printable StoryBuilder cards, black print (for printing on colored cardstock)
- 192 printable StoryBuilder cards, colored print (for printing on white cardstock)
- 48 blank cards
- 62 pages
Do you have a reluctant writer? StoryBuilders writing prompt card decks may be just what you're looking for to spark enthusiasm, motivation, and creativity! Each printable deck comes with an assortment of cards featuring the four basic story elements: character, character trait, setting, and plot. Using their selected cards, your kids will be ready to embark on a joyful writing experience with some clever surprises thrown in along the way.
Using the StoryBuilders cards, kids develop their tales by picking one card from each category. Does the hero save the day? Will the notorious bad guy learn a lesson? And what twists and turns appear in the character’s path? A hurricane? A bag of loot? A mysterious letter? With hundreds of possible story combinations, no two will be alike!
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. You can mix and match cards from other StoryBuilders card decks, because every card is different! Expand character options, settings, and plot possibilities by adding to your StoryBuilders collection. Each deck includes printing instructions and assorted ideas for using the writing prompts.
Who Can Use StoryBuilders?
These writing prompts may be used by students of all ages, from kindergarten through high school. StoryBuilders are available only as a digital file that you print yourself. Upon purchase, you will receive an immediate download link to the PDF file.
Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
PDF (available for immediate download)
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Thank you … My daughter, who is 11, is dyslexic and she tends to write as little as she can get away with… I printed out the story cards today and let her loose and she has written three short stories so far – and it’s only 8:20 a.m.!
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