School level

Story Starters

Added: 21 Aug 2015 Contributor: Aidan Monaghan Resource type: Demonstration / Guide/notes / Primary Source

Simple story starters for children's stories and creative writing. You can click on a starter and it will give you a printable page with the beginning of a story. Story starters are themed for different occasions such as Christmas or Mothers Day.

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose to write for himself/herself only
  • decide, after conferring with the teacher and others, who the audience for a piece of writing should be
  • develop his/her ability to write using information technology 
  • engage with the writing of one piece over a period
  • give sequence to ideas and events in stories
  • learn to revise and re-draft writing
  • learn to use a wider range of punctuation marks with greater accuracy as part of the revision and editing process
  • learn to use questions as a mechanism for expanding and developing a story
  • learn to write with increasing grammatical accuracy through the process of revision and editing
  • use a range of aids and strategies, including the use of approximate spelling, to improve his/her command of spelling
  • write in a legible joined script with confidence and fluency
  • write regularly, and gradually extend the period over which a writing effort is sustained

Suggestions for use: This could be used to prompt a child to start writing a piece of creative writing.

Meta information

Add a resource

Did you know that your Internet Explorer is out of date

To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser.

Upgrade your browser now

Registering for a Scoilnet Account – your first step to contributing and sharing

What you need...

To register for a Scoilnet Account you will need to have a Teaching Council number and a roll number for your school in Ireland.

If you already have a Scoilnet Account then you can sign in here.

The benefits...

A Scoilnet account will allow you to upload your resources or weblinks to Scoilnet as well as enabling you to share and add resources to a favourites listing. Users who have a Scoilnet Account will also be able to fully access Scoilnet Maps and Census@School from home.


Add this resource to your Learning Path

You need to login before you can add this resource to a Learning Path