You might also like 5 Journal Prompts from Proverbs. This writing center activity is similar to that game.
To set up this activity, you must fill several brown paper lunch bags with a variety of different items that students can write about. She is a contributing writer to TeachHUB. Another way to create ideas for this center is for you to write down a list of about 50 writing prompts and have students choose a new story starter from the list each time they go to the center.
After my students begin using this planner, the depth of their characters changes dramatically, and their writing overall improves.
Instruct your students to turn and talk to a partner about what they think the character should be like. Explain that their character must be a work of fiction, or made up from their imaginations and not real.
Have your students pair-share the name of their main character and one detail with a partner. Enrichment Encourage advanced students to write additional information about their main character using lined paper.
Then have each student come up with at least different ideas and write them down on a small piece of scrap paper. We do this activity together several times, then students try it independently.