Hi, Teaching Friends!
Whether you’ve already started school or you’re busy thinking about ideas for your new class, take a few moments to print up The Story Clock. If a student ( or 2, or 3, …) is stumped for a story idea, just have them spin the story clock spinner to help get the ideas flowing. For variety, try pairing partners, and then have them sit knees to knees, spin the clock, and share ideas in a brief conversation. They’ll be ready to write!
The story clock is also a fun way to choose a topic for a shared writing mini-lesson!