Writing Prompt Wednesday
Free Story Outline Graphic Organizer
Writing prompts are pictures or statements (finished or unfinished) that help students develop the skill of writing.
Once a student looks a picture or hears a written prompt, the student is usally instructed to write a paragraph or story related to the prompt. Many students find this stressful and don't know where to start. A graphic organizer is a way for students to brainstorm and organize thoughts so students who are not sure where to start have a place to go.
See our Writing Prompt Pictures below.
As you can see, these pictures are rich in color, and have a location along with an animal. If these pictures don't inspire your student, feel free to use other picture prompts. These were from my own collection. I'm sure you have many to use as well!
Using the Story Outline Organizer, the student can visually work at creating various parts of the story.
He or she fills in the different sections of the graphic organizer with phrases and words.
Then he or she will turn those phrases and words into a story.
So, now it is your student's turn to use this writing prompt for a descriptive writing exercise.
Get and use our free download below. You get a formatted sheet with further instructions that you can use today with this picture writing prompt or your own. Just click on the picture below.
What graphic organizers have you used? What would you like to use? Leave your comments below.
Jen Benoit, MEd, enjoys the writing process and has used graphic organizers often with her students. She co-owns Tutor Doctor - Tutoring in the Triangle providing private, in-home tutoring to Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas.
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