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My Dream Story - Writing Prompt Template

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 5

Dream up some great stories using this creative story-writing prompt.

Cool Story Template 👓

This template is a great visual way for students to dream up a story they want to write. Maybe they have had the idea for a while or are just brainstorming it during this activity. Either way, this writing prompt template will help them organize their thoughts in a fun, visual way.

The template includes a cool title, a pair of funky glasses, and a writing space. Students will:

  1. Identify the characters in the story by drawing them in the glasses’ right lens.
  2. Determine the setting of their story by drawing it in the left lens of their glasses.
  3. Write their story in the writing template.
  4. Combine the title, glasses, and text on some construction paper.
  5. Pin it on a display board with all the other students’ work!

A Brainstorm Template You Can Display! 🤯

This writing prompt also doubles as a brainstorming template. Even better, a template that could be displayed in your classroom!

Sometimes brainstorming can be messy, with thoughts firing on all cylinders, and that’s ok! Templates like this provide space for individual ideas and can be completed using visuals and words.

Download & Print! 

Choose between a Color and Black and White version using the drop-down menu next to the download button.

Print a selection of the glasses template pages for students to choose from and print a copy of the writing template for each student.

Have some colored construction paper on hand for when students have completed their Dream Story template, allowing them to paste their pieces onto the paper and display them in the classroom.


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