Group Story Writing Prompts

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Are you trying to get your students accustomed to writing stories in groups? The prompts in this lesson will go a long way toward sparking their creativity and engagement as writers.

Why Write Stories in Groups?

Many people think of writing as a very individual process. After all, much of what we write comes from our point of view alone. However, writing can also be very strong when done collaboratively. When you teach your students how to write within a group setting, you are preparing them for a variety of educational and workplace situations where they might have to write alongside others.

Learning to write stories in groups can be a great way to enter into collaborative writing. Story writing requires imagination and creativity, but it also allows for a certain flexibility and poetic license. The prompts in this lesson are designed to get your students started with group story writing.

Prompts for Early Elementary

Students in grades K-2 will require very simple prompts that let them practice formulating their thoughts and getting them onto paper. Prompts should be direct and simple, as well as engaging. Examples include:

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