For the first time since school started back, my class was able to utilize their computer lab time for something other than assessment. I decided to see what they could do with this story starter site. Wow! What a great resource to discover and get a baseline assessment of my class in writing skills! The most fantastic news is that I learned my class LOVES to write. This is not the case every year. I also learned that they need help knowing styles of writing, author’s purpose, and applying the grammatical skills we have covered in isolation. We will be visiting this site again in whole group lessons to teach those elements of writing.