Writing

Silly Stories

Young writers get a jump start on story telling by selecting a plot, a setting, and multiple character cards and then use these basic elements to create a tale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Laminate the cards, sort them into setting, plot, and character piles and ask writers to choose several characters, one setting, and one plot for their story
Classroom Considerations
  • Because the packet includes 16 character cards, 12 setting cards, and 12 plot cards create multiple copies of the templates
  • Recruit classroom aides to record stories dictated by little ones
Pros
  • The activity focuses writer's attention on what happens when these elements are combined
Cons
  • Reluctant writers will need additional support and encouragement
Common Core