teaching resource

Magical Story Starters Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  03 Jul 2024

Get your students writing magical stories with this set of story starter task cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 6

teaching resource

Magical Story Starters Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  03 Jul 2024

Get your students writing magical stories with this set of story starter task cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 6

Get your students writing magical stories with this set of story starter task cards.

Story Starter Sentences for Your Students

Finding the perfect first sentence for a story can be a tricky task for our students. Sometimes, we see our students struggling to get started on a piece of writing because they just can’t get over that initial hurdle… the very first sentence!

Your students are bound to find a magical story starter sentence that inspires and excites them within this set of 30 task cards! Some of the magical story starter sentences included in this resource are:

  • Frederick the dragon had large, magical crystals that could…
  • As Kendra opened the door, she found a secret portal to…
  • One Friday morning, our teacher just disappeared into…
  • When Sara opened the bag, she found a spell book that…
  • Ever since Charlie’s 10th birthday, he has had the power to…

Plan, Write and Publish a Magical Story

Need some more guidance as to how you might use these story starter task cards with your students? Here are some thoughts from our experienced teacher team:

  1. Choose – Have your students choose a story starter that appeals to them.
  2. Plan – Allow your students to plan their stories. Teach Starter has a narrative planning template perfect for this purpose.
  3. Write – Allow your students to write their stories. You may wish to set a time or page limit to keep the activity manageable.
  4. Edit – Allow the students to edit their work. This could be done independently, in pairs or even in small groups.
  5. Publish – Allow the students to create a final copy of their story. Why not use our narrative booklet template? Your students will feel like real authors when they produce a real-life book containing a story that they themselves have written!

Download These Story Starter Sentences

Use the Download button to access the colour PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print the task cards on thick card for added durability. Store them together in an envelope or large zip-lock bag for safekeeping.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator.


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