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269 resources with the concept story writing

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Ocky Octopus

For Students 3rd
Young writers fill in the blanks, mad-lib style, to complete a short story about Ocky the Octopus. These kind of activities can help emerging writers gain confidence in their writing skills in that they don't have to come up with every...
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Lessons From Childhood: Time Flies: Lesson 3 Is Number 3 Of 15 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
After reading a series of children’s book with positive themes/morals, groups work together to identify the various plot elements. Then young writers try their hand at crafting a tale with a positive theme. A list of suggested picture...
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Story Ideas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Need some story ideas? Young writers are often at a lost when it comes to selecting an idea for story. Jumpstart the discussion by giving them a list of possible topics.
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Red and Blue

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young elementary learners listen to the story Red & Blue and participate in a collaborative project where they paint a picture using abstract shapes. Then they interpret classmates' abstract shapes and write or tell a story about...
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Writing Template

For Students 3rd - 5th
Give your writers the chance to organize their thoughts before writing a story with this graphic organizer. Simple and easy to understand, the lines provided prompt elementary learners to write the main characters, main events, and...
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Hard C and Soft C

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students categorize different words that contain a hard c and a soft c. In this hard and soft c lesson plan, students also pick words from each of the categories and write a story with those words.
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Apple Story Writing with a Buddy

For Teachers 1st Standards
A 3-day lesson focused on preparing for and using technology, asks class members to first review, count, and write their numbers to 20 an apple-shaped paper. Pairs collaborate as they take their papers to the lab and use a computer word...
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Write a Story

For Teachers K - 6th
Elementary writers will create short stories with their classmates' help, publishing the books using computer programs. The first learner writes a sentence to start the story, and each classmate adds a sentence to the story. The original...
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Steps to a Short Story

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students write and publish a short story using KidPix computer software. They discuss the basic elements of a story, observe a demonstration of how to use KidPix, select a setting and characters, and print out their background picture to...
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Movie Books- Children's Stories

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create movie books that make their stories come alive. They share these movie books with non-readers in an attempt to inspire them.
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Spooky Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Focus on building suspense as well as evaluating web sites through creative writing. After introducing the idea of suspense and holding a discussion, class members complete a WebQuest, during which they find inspiration for their own...
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Sailing, Sailing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this sailing lesson, youngsters read The Wreck of the Zephyr, and attempt to predict the outcome of the story. They draw a picture of a sailboat, identify its characteristics, and write their own fictional sailing story.
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Techno Author

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a great way to explore language arts by completing a computer activity with classmates. Youngsters read a fairy tale in class and analyze where the beginning, middle and end are. They create their own story using clip art and...
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Writing a Story (Beginning, Middle, End)

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners will write a creative story to show their ability to sequence. They watch the instructor model how to write a story using a beginning, middle, and end. Then they write their own creative story and use an editor's checklist. An...
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Creative Character Writing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Emerging writers use a website on the Internet to create a character and later write a simple story about their character. They receive instructions on how to use the website in order to create a character by choosing clothes, hair, and...
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Publishing Stories: Beginning, Middle, End

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
First and second graders explore the importance of having a beginning, middle, and end when writing stories. In this story writing lesson, students write short stories using the story diamond as a guide. They invite their parents to an...
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10 Rainbow Steps

For Teachers 6th
As part of an exploration of myths, have your class use this resource to direct their story writing. Learners can use this graphic, showing the steps to creating a complete story, as a guide. They answer such questions as where the story...
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Shorter Writing Task - Year 5

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young writers are given a prompt to construct a story around: "Imagine you are spending a night under the stars." The following slides invite learners to use all of their senses to help them create an engaging and interesting story about...
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Inspiring Imagination for Story Content

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a very interesting story writing presentation. Young writers are prompted to write by responding to a variety of questions. Once their imaginations have been piqued, they are told to write the first three lines of an original...
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Pippa's Journey

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
This unique presentation is a children's story written by a teacher. The last slide of the presentation tells you of the history behind the story, and how it is used to teach her own students the art of story writing.
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Writing a Story - How do I Start?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Terrific tips on how to start a story is the focus of this language arts presentation. Tips include: describing what's about to happen in the story, examples of sentence openers, and how to capture a reader's attention right away. There...
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Teach21 Lesson Plan: Time Flies, Lesson 4/15

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Though the plan is difficult to follow, the end result (a book project) might be worth a try in your junior high classroom. The lesson makes an effort to connect the lesson to vocabulary development and grammar but lacks a real...
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Writing with Technology - Publish a Story or Report

For Teachers 4th
Many schools allocate time for the computer lab each week; this lesson would be a great use of that time. Students complete a graphic organizer to decide what they'd most like to write about: a report, short story, fiction, non-fiction,...
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Write On

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write a story.  In this narrative writing lesson, 6th graders read the first person narrative, Baseball Saved Us.  Students write a rough draft of a narrative about themselves.