Tagged: digital storytelling

Story Prompts: Toasted Calender

Resim1If you are looking for resources for creative writing idea and spark your students’ imagination and creativity, here comes a nice resource: Toasted Calendar.

On the calendar, an interesting story prompt to write a story is given for each day such as “some good news”, “ one last photo from space”, or “make up a smartphone app for your characters.” You can also choose years or months to get more prompts. You can also view the calendar as a text or a table.

The prompts are more suitable for intermediate or upper intermediate students but this gives us the idea to create one for primary students as well.  We can even make a calendar from cardboard and write the prompts on it. That can be good if some students are looking for more resources to practice writing in English.


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Folded Story – Creative Writing

shutterstock_197408849A folded story is a way of writing a story with a group of people that we actually use in the classroom. Different people write different sentences to complete a story by reading only the part that the person before them wrote. You fold your paper and then pass it along the class and the whole story remains as a secret until the last person writes his or her part.

Folding Story is the web tool version of this creative writing game where you can create short collaborative stories with others from scratch or by contributing the stories that are started by others. You can invite people to join and contribute to your stories.

After you sign up, you can read the other people’s stories, create one from scratch or add the written stories. And the best part is that you write by only writing 140 characters and you have only four minutes to post your part of your story. When you are done, you can share your story through a link, Facebook or a Twitter.

This can be a great way to motivate our stories to improve their creative writing skills and a good challenge for high achievers. Hit the link today to try.

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Plot Generator Tool

shutterstock_336687686Plot Generator  is a cool web tool that I’ve recently learnt from Nik Peachey. You can generate an entire story or a movie script. Or you choose a theme from a selection of themes such as romance, fantasy, horror, teen vampire or mystery. Then you start completing the prompts that the tool suggests you at random or you can write your own keywords to create your story. If you don’t like, you can get more suggestions on the prompts as well. Then the tool, itself creates a plot, title and even a cover for your story, film or novel. It even suggests some testimonials for your novel as well. If you like, you can also try song lyrics or letter generators too.

This is a great tool to use with our students to improve their creativity and motivate the ones that need more practice in writing. I loved this tool, hope you will enjoy it too!

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