Hooks and Story Starters

Magnetic Poetry: http://kids.magpogames.com/createpoem.cfm?kit=5

Create poems using virtual magnetic poetry. Save and email your poems.

Piclits: http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx

Choose a picture from a gallery, then choose words to go on the picture from the supplied list.

5 Card Flickr: http://5card.cogdogblog.com/play.php?suit=5card

Tell a story using 5 pictures form Flickr. Title and save it to share with others.

Sign Generator: http://www.redkid.net/generator/sign.php

Create fun signs on iPhones, cakes, fortune cookies and more, inspire your students.

Scholastic Story Starters: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm

A fun tool for helping student pick a story topic.

Tell a Story in 5 Frames: http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/

Similar to 5 card Flickr, students create a story using only 5 images.

Six Word Stories: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sixwordstory/

Students use one picture and only 6 words to tell a story. Looking at other peoples submissions is also good for story starter ideas.