Where do you find stories?
Sometimes starting a story is the hardest part. Taking a story walk is a way that I've found helps as a story starter. First you take one student on a walk around your classroom or playground and stop every few feet, then begin a possible story about something that happened to you both regarding the first object you see. Take turns with different students until the process is fluid and imaginations are activated. Next assign a story walk for homework. It's an interesting way to engage students in their home environments beyond using electronics and television.