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PLOT TWIST – Up Your Writing Prompt Game to the Extreme

Interactive writing prompts are here! Writing stamina can be such a struggle in the younger grades – really in all of elementary. Long writing projects have a place and create detailed work but sometimes students lack focus spending weeks on weeks working on their same one story and through the writing cycle. Breaking up long writing with short purposeful writing is a GAME. CHANGER!

We would work Monday through Thursday on our writing project and save the last day of the week for Fun Friday. Fun Fridays were theme focused on the month or silly and creative where students got to flex their fun muscles and focus not as much on length and format but on developing their style. Scholastic Story Starters was one of my favorites to use, until I developed Plot Twist Writing Prompts!

Short Writing gets results

Taking away the pressure of knowing you were working on this next big writing piece for weeks really gave students freedom and with that comes creativity.

In shorter writing, everything connects. You don’t have to develop characters, solve a problem, or connect the dots necessarily because those details work themselves out. The focus is on content and flexibility.

Silly = success (Choose your own adventure writing)

I have never had students not motivated to write when we were writing about something off the wall or interesting. We wrote persuasive letters to candy companies and to the CIA about what foods should be required in order to have “Less Gas in Class.” No complaints, or even questions but a platform students can jump off and fly, really letting their creativity show.

PLOT TWIST writing prompts are just like the old Choose Your Own Adventure because your writing will change depending on what you choose!! How fun is that?!

Watch to see how they work!

Writing Prompt Variety Format

The beauty of Plot Twist Writing Prompts is how they are packaged – Powerpoint or online (via embedded website) and EASY for student and teacher access!

Open file/site and you are ready to go!

Students start writing. At a designated time or event the teacher or student can choose 1 (or more!) PLOT TWISTs that students have to add to their writing. Using a countdown time – it is silent, what will be next? Good or bad? How can I work this in?

Here’s a sample: Click the numbers on and off to reveal plot twists

I love that each month comes with 5 options and focuses on the types of writing so I can match with my content. Imagine all the ways you can use this in your classroom – small groups/center, as a class (my favorite!), even just 1:1.

These are building monthly in my store and by year end will have a money saving bundle. Exclusive web access is available with each to easily share with students or project on a Smartboard!

Up your PLOT TWIST writing prompt game today!


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