A unique format for motivating students! Includes 36 unique, fresh, fun, and captivating Explanatory Story Starters topics. Example of story starter question. Write a short essay that compares and contrasts your shoes and a friend's shoes. Contemporary-designed Curriculum Cuts-outs help create a positive, encouraging, and motivated classroom! Encourages critically thinking and creativity and supports the Common Core Standard of increased focus on nonfiction and informational text. Curriculum Cut-Outs are perfect for writing centers, journaling, morning work, extended writing or when students have completed other tasks! Each pack includes 36 story starters.