For this project second grade students were studying fairy tales and their teacher needed a quick project just a half an hour before class started so she asked me for ideas. I did a quick exploration of Twitter for story writing ideas and came upon an idea for a story spine where the prompts are written out for the child who would then fill in the details. This is perfect for second graders who are not quick typists yet. I decided to use Kidspiration 3 for the template because it includes lots of great storytelling pictures which would also act as prompts for the students. And, pictures are fun! Here's a sample of the product.
The kids really enjoyed making up their stories.