"Baggy Stories" in the Writing Center
by Rosemary George
I have gotten lots of pictures of people, children, and animals for the bag called "Who?".
Lots of pictures of things; balls, hopscotch, pails, swings, bikes, scooters, fishing, etc. for the "What?" bag.
Lots of pictures of places; school, home, beach, park, playground, etc. for the "Where?" bag.
Kids pick a picture out of each of the 3 bags and then think of a story to write.
They love getting their "ideas" from the picture bags, and then off and writing they go.