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269 resources with the concept story writing

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Creative Writing Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
It's hard to find inspiration; have your learners bring in a slew of magazines and search for inspiring pictures! They look for characters, setting, and possibly even conflict clues. They analyze the pictures they select, turn their...
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Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure...
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In the Park

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
In this writing worksheet, students look at a picture of a park and write a story about the picture. Students write their story on the lines provided on the worksheet.
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Kiwi Story Chain

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Write a story as a class.  In this writing lesson, each person takes turns writing one to two sentences onto the paragraph given about Kim the Kiwi bird, including characters and events.  Altogether, brainstorm a title for the story....
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Picnic Story: Writing Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
This worksheet provides a picture of a picnic and 5 questions to help young creative writers get started. The questions pertain to the characters, setting, sequence of events, and ending of the picnic. They then write a story about the...
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Shared Reading and Writing with La Casa Adormecida

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Write a book using Spanish vocabulary after listening to the book La Casa Adormecida. Learners identify known vocabulary, match vocabulary from the book with visuals, and unscramble syllables discover words. Students write a new version...
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Keyboarding - Story Grafting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring some humor and fun to your keyboarding or language arts class! Middle and high schoolers begin a story in response to a prompt and then move from keyboard to keyboard, continuing to add to the story while the monitor is turned off....
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Adventure Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your class write adventure stories. In a step-by-step manner, learners discuss techniques that can be used to make their stories interesting and complete. They analyze the purpose of the story, the ways they can generate excitement,...
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Sentence Starters

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Make your learners' stories the best they can be. Use this resource to help them identify and discuss the importance of an engaging opening for their stories. This presentation goes through a series of tips and examples to help make this...
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Mixing Colors with Little Blue and Little Yellow!

For Teachers K - 1st
Experiment with various colors to create new colors to eventually have your class write their own version of the story by Leo Lionni entitled Petit Bleu et Petit Jaune. Young writers will retell the story and then create their own colors...
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Passages of Dialogue

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Help your learners use dialogue in their stories. This presentation explores the use of dialogue in narratives. It is a comprehensive and thoughtful look at this topic.
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Story Openings

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What a terrific exploration of writing! This resource focuses on how to write a great beginning for a narrative piece. It is a thoughtful and helpful look at this topic.
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Movie Maker: Retelling a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using Movie Maker, sixth graders make an eight frame movie based on a story they have written. They choose music clips, select pictures from PowerPoint, and make their movie. The lesson should take about ten days to complete.
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Wiki-Choose your Own Adventure (Terry the Tennis Ball)

For Teachers 3rd
Looking for a good lesson on story writing? This lesson is for you! After hearing how a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story is organized, writers are given a prompt embedded in the lesson. They work with a partner in order to create an...
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Off to Adventure!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Off to Adventure! is the theme of an English language arts unit comprised of a variety of challenge activities. Scholars enhance skills and reinforce concepts by taking part in a grand book discussion, giving an oral report, and writing...
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Every Picture Tells a Story

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Why is Mona Lisa smiling? What is the thinker thinking about? What lurks in the Hall of the Mountain King? Writers imagine the before, during, and after the moment captured in a work of art.
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Products from the Rainforest

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write a story about the journey a food has from the rainforest to your table. In this food lesson plan, 2nd graders research different foods and products that come from the rainforest and discover how it ended up in their...
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Fundamentals of Dialogue

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The conventions of written dialogue are the focus of a PowerPoint that explains the purpose of dialogue formatting and dialogue tags. Also included is an exercise that asks viewers to craft a scene for three individuals employing what...
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Author

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Youngsters write a story together with the help of their teacher. Use this language arts activity to give your kids a chance to feel like real authors. Begin with the sentence, "Once upon a time, we went to school and found an elephant...
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Adventure Story

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
It's always fun to make up something together as a class. This fine lesson has children make up and illustrate a collaborative adventure story. The essential elements of a good story (setting, characters, plot, help, conclusion) are all...
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Create - A - Story

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Apply the elements of a story to create an original story. They select a character, setting, and plot out of a bag, and write an original story tying the three story elements together.
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My Fishing Trip

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Here is a cute worksheet designed for very young writers. It has outlines of sea life that they color in, and they are asked to write a story about a fishing trip. This resource would be a nice addition to a portfolio of written work...
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Descriptive Story: Graphic Organizer

For Students 5th - 8th
Use the graphic organizer provided here to help your class brainstorm descriptive words and images. Writers are taking a fictitious trip to any planet or place in the world, and their goal is to make the writing as descriptive as possible. 
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Fiction Fondue

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create four short-short stories by working through task stations.  In this story writing instructional activity, students work in groups in which each member has a specific task.  Each story must contain the essential elements...