Ever wish you had something to write about when your brain goes dead? The Storymatic here to the rescue.
Any long-time writer knows the horrors of writer's block, but luckily, The Storymatic is here to help.
I got this as a gift and after dinner that night we decided to use it as a storytelling contest--it was a blast.
-- Customer comment on Amazon
It's like making up stories around a campfire. But it's better because you get help letting your imagination run free.
-- Chicago Tribune
I just awarded Storymatic Kids with a 2012 PAL Award for its incredibly fun way to learn to tell and write stories!
-- Sherry Artemenko, founder of the Play Advances Language award
I think this looks like fun and if I was a teacher and could write is off as a job expense then I would buy one right now. Since I am not a teacher I am going to ask for one for my birthday.
You can’t NOT write a story. Or write a song. Or make a movie. In other words, you can’t not starting spinning a tale.
The Storymatic for Teachers
The Storymatic is an ideal classroom tool. It's portable, easy to explain, flexible enough that students can use it independently or collaboratively, and it offers a fun way to establish a creative community. You can use The Storymatic for five minutes, or you can use it for a solid week. It is easy to extend activities using The Storymatic so that students revise and publish their work in class anthologies.
When students share their work after using The Storymatic, they are often amazed at the different paths they all took. They will also likely be curious about each other's work and encourage each other to share. This is all wonderful positive reinforcement to hear from one's peers, and it builds confidence like little else can do.
But The Storymatic isn't just about writing. It's also about reading. The Storymatic helps sharpen students' skills at literary analysis. Because The Two Laws of the Storymatic push students to think about what is involved in making their own fictional characters change, it becomes considerably easier for students to discuss how characters in literature change and grow.
The booklet that comes with each Storymatic is filled with prompts, suggestions, and games that you can use in and out of class.