Need to motivate a reluctant writer? Check out all the resources on Scholastic, but especially Story Starters.
Simply type in the child’s name and have them “spin” for story prompts. Learners get to not only pick their own silly topic, but get to choose a format for publication (e.g. postcard, letter) as well. The site offers prompts for young children and for those in upper elementary. Use this resource at school, but share it with families too so they can help their children practice writing skills at home.