Swooping Seagull

Take a dramatic trip to the beach with a narrative writing prompt. Kids examine a picture of a seagull stealing food from a man at the beach, and write a short story from either the seagull's or the man's perspective.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To make the assignment even more interesting, divide your class into pairs and have them write from each character's point of view to compare perspectives
Pros

  • Ideal for any grade level, with varying levels of scaffolding
  • Includes lines on the page for kids to either brainstorm or draft their essays
Cons

  • None
Common Core