FREE! Your students will love this fun and engaging creative writing activity that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) to create a random set of story components.
Storyteller - Story and Character Idea Generator to Eliminate Writer's Block ($1.99) Whatever the reason, Storyteller is there to help you write that next story, that next page, or that next sentence. Storyteller comes packed with thousands of character ideas, plot suggestions, story settings and themes.
ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with sight words, spelling lists, or words with similar spellings to challenge fast finishers. Check out the pictures and many more great ideas at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!