Encouraging links between students and school staff around the globe
There are some fantastic sites out there that can help you prepare your students for Write Path, I've listed some below. You could let them have a trial run too, using a paragraph from an earlier year.
http://oneword.com/ - great for a quick warm up, one word given and then you have 60 seconds to write about it , or use it in sentences
http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm - has a range of 2340 starter sentences to give ideas for stories
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm - online story machine with seemingly endless options, in a fruit machine like site. Great fun for all ages!
http://creativewritingprompts.com/ - 346 varied writing prompts
http://5card.cogdogblog.com/play.php?suit=5card - allows you to choose 5 flickr photos to build into your story