Supporting Student Writing

Looking for some writing inspiration?

Below you will find a list of websites that can help inspire students’ writing through images, short films and guiding questions/prompts.

If needed, students can use assistive technology tools and featupencil bitmojires to help support them in their writing such as:

  • Word Prediction
  • Voice recognition
  • Speech Feedback 

See our post on Read&Write and/or WordOnline for more information on how to access these tools.

Scholastic Story Starters

Students choose a theme, a grade and spin the wheel to generate a wacky story idea. 

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

The Literacy Shed

A bank of films and animations to prompt student writing. The videos are grouped into sheds based on different themes and once you choose a shed and a video to view there are often writing prompts included below the videos to inspire students’ writing. 

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

Pobble365

A bank of wacky visuals to spark children’s imagination and writing. Each image comes with story starters, questions, activities, etc when you scroll down below. Use the prompts below the images to help guide the students’ writing if needed. 

http://www.pobble365.com/

We’d love to hear back and read all of your amazing stories!

Olivia Colalillo & Andrea Prupas

Assistive Technology Consultants

EMSB

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