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Narrative & Creative Writing Prompts

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Narrative writing prompts challenge young writers to create stories. Along the way, they learn how to stretch their imagination, draw on personal experiences, organize the elements of a story, and add sensory details. The 11 prompts are...
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W.9-10.3 Narrative Writing: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Narratives, whether real or imagined, fire our imagination and engage our senses. The resources in this collection, designed to address Common Core standards, help writers develop the skills used by master story tellers. Take a look at...
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Kindergarten Writing Rubrics

For Teachers K Standards
Here is a set of three kindergarten writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces. They each include four levels of performance—beginning, developing,...
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Read Across America Classroom Activity Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Celebrate the legendary Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a plethora of activities set to five stories—The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham. Activities include...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Scribble Press

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Discover the fantastic app that allows students to transform their in-class writings to published, hard-copy material. This video will walk you through the pros and cons of using this application, including price, classroom uses,...
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The Antagonist's Point of View

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Analyzing literary antagonists is a first step to creating memorable characters in student writing.
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Story Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here are some very useful worksheets which help children to plan their original written stories. I really like this 3-page packet! The first part of the story plan is to create the main characters in the story. Then, there are spaces to...
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Lesson Plan: Before and After a Moment in Time

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Think about a moment, frozen in time. Now take a critical look at the painting, Better, Homes, Better Gardens. This painting works to provide learners the opportunity to analyze art, critique artist's choices, and write a story inspired...
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Writing a Story

For Teachers K - 2nd
A terrific and meaningful presentation on story writing awaits your class. This really is a good one! Young writers are led through a series of slides that do a terrific job of teaching story elements, but the slides also stimulate their...
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Video Fables

For Teachers 6th
Love this activity! After learning about fables, pupils create a video representation of their own original story. What a wonderful way to have them explore this genre and learn how to use movie-making software.
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Picture Books

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Aspiring artists and budding writers combine their skills in an interactive lesson. Young scholars become authors when they create their own picture books focused on social justice. The resource guides learners through the writing and...
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Comic Strip Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars use their knowledge of plot and sequencing of events to compose a narrative story using a comic strip. To begin, learners look at and listen to a comic strip then write a summary. The class brainstorms ideas for a comic strip...
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The Donkey in the Lion’s Skin

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever tried to be someone you're not? Aesop's "The Donkey in the Lion's Skin" features a donkey who dresses up as a frightening predator—but whose loud bray betrays his identity. Learners stop reading before they reach the ending...
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The Goose with the Golden Eggs

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Aesop gives golden advice in a fable about greed. After listening to the audio version of "The Goose with the Golden Eggs," pupils practice writing new resolutions to the story. 
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The Ant and the Grasshopper

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What will the ants do when they hear the sad song of the leisurely grasshopper during the winter? Aesop's "The Ant and the Grasshopper" is the foundation for an activity that allows learners to either rewrite the ending to the fable, or...
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The Little Lost Wolf

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Oh no! Little Woof, the wolf pup, has gone missing in the woods. What happens next? Young writers practice narrative writing with an interesting prompt.
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Writing Prompts

For Students 3rd Standards
Stretch scholars' writing muscles with an assortment of narrative writing prompts set to the theme of, You won't believe what happened to me!
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Walk Two Moons: Story Impressions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Story chains connect literary concepts, reinforce context clues, and even help learners predict what's coming next! Using words from the next chapter of Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons, middle schoolers craft story chains to determine...
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Runaway Dreidel

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of the story, Runaway Dreidel! by Lesléa Newman with a variety of activities that encourage counting, map skills, experimenting, and writing. Scholars work collaboratively to play a dreidel game, create a map...
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Personal Narrative: My Small Moment Topic

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Scholars plan out a personal narrative using a graphic organizer. They work on highlighting a story's setting, characters, feelings, details, the beginning, ending, and a hook. 
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Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?

For Teachers 1st Standards
Who keeps animals safe? Who keeps us safe? Discover the helpers that make learning and growing possible through a medley of activities that focus on habitats—ours and those in the rainforest. Scholars are asked to identify one helper who...
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I Made It. I Own It. Please Don't Steal It.

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Explore the world of copyright law with a variety of activities to instill the importance of respecting creative property. Scholars watch an animated tale then take part in a grand conversation detailing the video's main idea, details,...
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Practice PT - Encode an Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Encoding What I did Last Summer. Class members develop a way to encode a personal experience using a top-down approach to determine components and sub-components of their experience They then pick one portion of the experience and go...
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We Can Work It Out: Challenge Activities (Theme 7)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Challenge pupils with a variety of We Can Work It Out themed activities. In a unit created to extend learning opportunities, scholars create a problem solving chart, a sequence of events chart, design a crop poster, make a plan to...
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Narrative Writing

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Enhance narrative writing instruction with engaging and interactive planning pages. Eight lessons take authors through the process of writing a narrative story, two lessons prompt writers to create a personal narrative, and a...
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Make Your Own Fly Guy Comic

For Students K - 3rd
Is your class reading Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold? Get them involved in the story-creation process with this partially blank comic strip template. Learners take a look at the first and last panels and then fill in the remaining four with...
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Summer Fun...

For Teachers K - 5th
Extend learning through summer with these activity ideas! Individuals can choose one or all nine of the activities, which range from a summer reading goal to an examination of local insects (with accompanying story prompt). See the...
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Lost and Found

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
You're walking down the street and find a wallet on the ground. What do you do with it? This age-old scenario serves as a narrative writing prompt that challenges children to come up with creative stories describing the fate of the lost...
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Tell the Story - Kitty on the Roof

For Students K - 1st
Oh, no! Kitty is stuck on the roof! Young writers must decide how Johnny will rescue this frantic feline, telling what happens next with words and pictures.
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Finish the Snowman: Tell the Story

For Students K - 3rd
Using pictures and words young writers create a story about a snowman decorated with "funny things."
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Tell the Story - The Cows Go Shopping

For Students K - 2nd
Will Casey get a can of clover? After examining the provided writing prompt about Casey's trip to the grocery store, young writers must decide what happens next and tell their story with words and pictures.
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Silly Stories

For Students Pre-K - 4th Standards
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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Yoruba Legends: Southern Nigeria

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore legends and storytelling with your learners. After listening to some legends, pupils work collaboratively and then individually to come up with original legends about animals.
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My Story

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Get your class started on description and dialogue with a Jolly phonics worksheet! Learners decide what the three illustrated characters are talking about and write a brief description of their conversation.
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Storybook

For Teachers K - 2nd
Encourage young writers to tell their stories with a fun format. The title page provides space for a picture, author's name, and illustrator's name. Next, a story page includes lines for a short story, and a final page announces the end...
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Flap Books and Other Lapbook Templates

For Teachers K - 5th
Lapbooks, flap books, pop-up books. Kids create their own with the help of the many templates provided by this resource.
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A+ Writing Prompts

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Shake it up! Shake your tablet to bring up a unique writing prompt for journaling or blogging with your class. Shake again and a new one appears. Prompts can come from different categories (sketches, scenes, texts, words, news) to help...
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Point of View: How will your story be told?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Selecting the point of view for your story isn't actually as easy as you might imagine. Will you choose first person? First person omniscient? Third person limited? Review your options with this PowerPoint. Many story writers don't...
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Chocolate

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is an amazing lesson on story writing for young writers. After listening to a history of chocolate, learners utilize the many worksheets embedded in the plan to construct their own stories about chocolate. They must cut out the...
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Sentences and Stories

For Students 3rd - 4th
A handy learning exercise is here for you to help coach your writers on how to construct a complete sentence, how to correctly punctuate it, and what kinds of words should go in them. After a discussion, pupils are charged with writing a...
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Write a Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students compare two paintings, depicting urban life in America in the 1940's, answering a series of questions, then create a short story about the paintings' characters. They compare 'Nighthawks' and 'Nightlife.'
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Things To Remember When Writing a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a set of useful reminders for children to think about when writing stories. They are coached on when to capitalize letters, how to properly use punctuation marks, when to use lots of description words, and to remember to have a...
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Magical Math-ical Dragon

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read picture books in which mathematics and solutions to math problems play a role in the action. After discussing the books and how the author used math problems to tell a story, they create their own magical, math-ical story...
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Instill a Passion for Writing Short Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Quick writing tips and tricks to guide and polish learners' narrative writing.
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Cartoon Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
All ages love to engage in cartoon writing –- little do they know that they actually learn quite a bit from it! In an instructional session focused on literacy syntax and vocabulary, your pupils work cooperatively to draw six pictures...
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Create a Book with Student Treasures

For Teachers 1st - 6th
You can't publish a story until after it has been revised and edited! Budding authors investigate the writing process while drafting an original story. They select a topic, complete a rough draft, edit it, revise it, and finally publish...
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Digital Storytelling

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Scholars of all ages can use the various tools of technology to construct and illustrate a story. Utilizing this resource, learners work with a partner to brainstorm and draft a story based on personal experience. They use computer...
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Make a Memory with Movie Maker

For Teachers 8th - 12th
There is nothing more exciting than allowing learners to express themselves through a creative medium. In groups, they write narrative stories, focusing on building a strong storyline and dialogue. Next, they transform their stories into...
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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...
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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
Learners 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.
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Slow Motion Replay

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students expand their writing, in this slow motion replay lesson, students rewrite story drafts to include details that expand an event.  Students read samples of slow motion replay in various pieces of literature. 
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The Recess Queen

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read, The Recess Queen and answer questions about the book.  In this story book lesson, students write stories about situations that they have gone through similar to what was in the story. 
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Children Using Antonyms to Write Short Stories

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss what antonyms are and read the book, Quick as a Cricket.  In this antonym lesson plan, 2nd graders write a short story by describing themselves. 
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Symbols

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students write a story using words and symbols they see in everyday life. In this symbols lesson plan, students discuss the symbols they see in society that everyone should know, and complete writing activities using these symbols.
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Super Hero High

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
Students define the characteristics of a hero by creating their own fictional superhero.  In this film making instructional activity, students write the background of a superhero character and storyboard scenes from a movie they would...
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Write Me a Story

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use the writing process and submit a story to www.kids.com.  In this story writing instructional activity, 2nd graders choose a topic for a story contest.  Students develop their stories.  Students complete a  her...
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My Time Book

For Teachers 1st
First graders write a time book. In this writing and telling time lesson, 1st graders learn about the concept of time using a Judy clock. Students read a book about a ladybug and look closely at the time on the clock.  Students then...
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What is it...A Frog or a Toad?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students write a story. In this frogs and toads comparison lesson, students read facts comparing frogs and toads, use a t-chart to record factual information and complete a Venn Diagram. Students complete a four square writing template...
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Claymation Film Project

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students create a claymation video of a simple story.  For this digital arts lesson, students plan a simple story, develop a storyboard, create characters and props out of clay, use a web cam to film frame-by-frame animation of their...
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Stories of Hope: Dragonfly and Mosquito

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore folktales. In this folktale lesson plan, students read and discuss elements of a folktales. Students create their own folktale with all elements and illustrate their writing. 
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TV and Teaching

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write a story centered around their favorite TV show. In this story writing lesson, students share their favorite TV shows and discuss their favorite characters. Students draw pictures that illustrate a story in which they are a...
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Three Billy Goats Gruff

For Teachers 1st
First graders read stories. In this comparison lesson plan, 1st graders read the classic version of Three Billy Goats Gruff, discuss the lesson plan of the story and use puppets to act out the story. Students read another version of the...
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Digital Fairytale

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students write a fairytale. In this writing and illustration lesson, students read and study fairytales. Students discuss the characteristics of a fairytale and then work in groups to write their own fairytale. Students divide their...
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Nasreddin and the Smell of Soup

For Students 4th - 5th
For this online interactive story building worksheet, students recognize the sequence of events. Students click on the sentence that will come next in the order of story events. Students complete all sentences in order to correctly...
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Picture Stories

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students write a story. In this picture stories activity, students write a story on a topic of their choice and then rewrite their story using only pictures. Students share their stories with the class.
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Science Fiction Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students write a story. In this genre lesson, students read a science fiction story and discuss its characteristics. Students brainstorm a list of things that if scientifically changed would alter the way we live our lives. Students...
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Alphabet Picture Prompt: The Letter A

For Students K - 2nd
In this teacher friendly learning exercise, teachers write a word list, short statement, or question and the children use those with the letter "Aa" and pictures of an alligator, ant, and apples as prompts for creative writing. Students...
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Cloudy With a Chance of...

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders will write a story. In this writing and meteorology activity, 2nd graders read the story Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, then use KidPix to create a weather picture. The picture is imported into a word processor and the...
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Word Family (-ind)

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word family worksheet, students read 12 words in a word bank that end with the "-ind" pattern. Students write sentences or a story with these words.
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"Thank You"

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this story completion worksheet, students complete the story "Thank You" by filling in the six blanks with words from the word box containing words with the "-ank" sound in them. Students then write an original thank you letter to...
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Writing: Rainy Day, Dream Beach -- With Illustrated Word Banks

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this language arts worksheet, students write 2 stories, one about rainy days, and the other about a dream beach. Students use the illustrated word banks provided for each story.
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Writing Stories: What Animal Am I? Favorite Day

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this language arts worksheet, students write 2 stories, one about animals and one about their favorite day of the week. There is a helpful page of illustrated word bank vocabulary for each story. Students chose from naming words,...
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My Stories -- Writing about Pictures

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this writing worksheet, learners write 10 short stories using the full color picture prompts which are shown above the blank primary lines. There is a cover sheet with the title "My Stories" if students wish to make a book and use it...
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Writing Bug: A Summer Away

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this writing worksheet, young scholars read a story starter which asks them what 3 small items they would take to make themselves feel at home if they were going to a friend's house all summer. Students finish the story.
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Stories Within Stories

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this reading worksheet, students read about a character who tells a story within the story. Students also read 3 prompts and write their own story within a story.
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Talking Back

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this writing worksheet, student read a story extract about a wicked governess in charge of two children whose parents have gone on a trip. Students complete the story.
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Getting Ready to Write

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students watch an online slideshow that shows Cornelia Funke's transition from an illustrator to a writer. They discuss her writing process from the way she gathers ideas to how and where she writes. Next, they work in groups to choose a...
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Writing and Research with a Manatee Theme

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars use Internet research methods to find information about manatees. They write a story about a manatee, told through the manatee's eyes, and also a letter to an environmental group, thanking them for what they do to protect...
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Put On a Puppet Show

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students brainstorm a list of animals that they read about. They make a puppet show stage from cardboard. They create animal puppets. They write a short play about their animals.
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Voices from the Titanic

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research various aspects of the Titanic, as well as the events connected with her maiden voyage, collision with an iceberg, and subsequent sinking in order to develop a plot, setting, and characters for a short story.
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Who? What? Where? When? - Story Elements

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders see how to identify and describe character, setting, and plot in various stories from picture books and story videos. They use picture books and story videos to practice identifying and describing the story elements.
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Creative Writing

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students create a story with a beginning, middle and an ending. They also read and analyze another's story.
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Planning a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your class write stories. Learners discuss how to create a great beginning, develop a list of characters, and provide a resoulution of a story. There are some aspects of this presentation that could be altered to provide clearer and...
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Children's Book

For Teachers 6th
A great way to publish students' stories is by having them create a picture book using Pages. This simple lesson plan has them take a short story they have written and create a book with a title page and dedication. After they have...
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Around the World with Cinderella: Lesson 15 Is Number 15 Of 15 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students present stories and portfolios to the class. In this presentation class, students work in pairs to share stories they've written for previous lessons. Then the class reviews presentation skills and students begin presenting...
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6+1 Trait Lessons from ACE13: Secret Shortcut

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore language arts by analyzing the ending of a book. In this story structure lesson, 3rd graders read the book The Secret Shortcut and discuss the ending as well as the author's word choice. Students rewrite the ending...
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"The Golden Ball"-Drama Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils read "The Golden Ball" and discuss plot and story elements. In this drama lesson, students review script vs. story writing and presentation. Pupils take turns reading parts of the play and discuss, make paper crowns and evaluate...
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Write a Story Based on the Picture

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this creative writing worksheet, students look at a picture and write a creative story based on what they imagine is happening.
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Story Writing

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students work in groups to create a story that will be presented to the class.  In this story writing lesson, students complete a project planning sheet, work together to create a story that includes a hero and at least two other...
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La Llorona and Other Boogeymen Around the World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students answer discussion questions about mystery stories around the world and then read The Baby Yaga. In this mystery stories lesson plan, students also answer discussion questions.
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Solving an Original Character's Problem With Voice and Emotion

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars read the story A Bad Case of the Stripes and then write their own story conveying a lot of emotion. In this writing lesson plan, students select a title, an emotion, brainstorm, and then start writing.
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Silly Animal Problems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars read the story Dog Breath and write their own story focusing on sequencing about an animal with a silly problem. In this writing lesson plan, students use memorable details and pacing in their story.
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All about Time

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this writing and time activity, learners write a story, a rhyming poem, and a haiku about time. Students complete 3 activities total.
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Book Buddies

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore story writing. In this writing and technology lesson plan, students sketch a setting for an original story. Learners work with a book buddy (an older partner) to generate characters and a plot to go with the setting....
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Will-Power

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this will - power instructional activity, students draw a picture or write a story about using will power. Students have one box to complete this task.
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Making a Magical Story

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create their own magical story. For this story writing lesson, students listen to the story The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe b C.S. Lewis to find the basic elements of a story. They come up with their own magical...
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Silly Story - Farm animals

For Students K - 2nd
In this writing prompt worksheet, students examine a picture of a farm scene and then use the space provided to write a silly story about the picture.
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Creative Writing Story: Mickey Mouse

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this creative writing worksheet, students study a picture of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in front of their house. Students write a story about the picture.
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Adverb Story

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this adverbs worksheet, students write a story based on the picture they see and use adverbs in their story. Students complete 1 story.
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Winter Fun Writing

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this writing worksheet, students look at the picture titled Winter Fun about kids building a snowman and write a story about it. Students have 6 lines to write a story.
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Journal Writing-Pets

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a writing journal. In this journal writing activity, students discuss what to write in a journal and why it is fun to keep a journal. Students start their journal by writing about a pet and use the entry to write a short...
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Narrative Writing

For Students 8th
In this writing activity, 8th graders fill out an outline for writing a story with multiple sections. Students fill in 8 sections for their story.
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Something Missing?

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this story map learning exercise, students fill out a graphic organizer for their plot, main character, setting for time, setting for place, dialogue, and characters. Students complete all 5 spaces for their story.
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Home Tour

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this exchange student lesson, students create a story about an exchange student. Students draw a map to show the location of community buildings and practice providing directions from location to location.
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Writing A Story

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students write a story about past events and translate it into English. For this story writing lesson plan, students watch video clips, look at examples of stories, and write ones themselves.
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Read 180 Routine Assessment

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students complete assessments showing their strengths and weaknesses of their reading and writing skills. Students complete a computer reading test and write a story.
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Lesson Plan C32: Story Starts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students write story starters to begin the writing process. In this creative writing lesson, students examine story starters and review the structure of paragraphs. Students create their own story starters that engage readers by setting...
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Pirate Adventure: Story Starter

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this creative writing worksheet, students first read a short story starter about a pirate adventure. Students finish the story on the lines provided.
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Revise and Edit Writing

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders write, revise, and edit a letter and a story. For this revising and editing lesson plan, 7th graders learn the differences between revising and editing by doing the two to a letter and eventually a story.
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Mrs. Perkins Dolch Words: #10 Create a Story

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students write their stories. In this sight words and writing lesson, students examine a list of 20 teacher-provided dolch words and use them to write their own stories. Students share their stories with their classmates.
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Animal Stories

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars write a story about a picture given to them. For this story lesson plan, students are given a picture to write a story about, and then share their stories. Then they read the real story the picture is portraying and they...
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Frog Life Cycle

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders view the stages of a frog's life and write a story about it. In this frog life cycle lesson plan, 2nd graders view tadpoles, guppies, and frogs and discuss the life cycle and the changes they go through. They discuss words...
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Story Writing: When Characters Meet

For Students 7th - 9th
In this story writing worksheet, students use the questions on the worksheet to determine the plot details and other details for their writing.  Students then use the details they have gathered to create their own story.
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Bullying: Creative Writing

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students read books about bullying and discuss them. In this bullying lesson plan, students read and discuss books about bullying, and then write their own story about bullying and share it.
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Frosty Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students use technology to make snowmen. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students discuss how to build snowmen from snow. Students then use educational software to draw snowmen and write stories about the snowmen.
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MaraLIMAthon

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students work with an older student to complete a lima bean experiment and short story project. In this plant growth lesson, students chart the growth of a lima bean plant. Students then write an illustrated story about lima bean...
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Topics and Ideas-Sort and Seize

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a story. In this writing process instructional activity, students read a story about authors and discuss what they do. Students discuss the questions an author must ask themselves and the story writing process. Students...
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Telling a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a story about a picture. In this writing lesson, students select a picture and write a story about what happened in the picture. Students are encouraged to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end.
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My Virtual Adventure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students write a story. In this adventure story lesson plan, students discuss various destinations they would like to travel to. Students think about the reasons people take adventures, what they would need to bring, who they would take...
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Story Endings

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this story endings worksheet, students read six 2-sentence illustrated stories. Students decide if the ending seems logical and write "yes" or "no" under each story.
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Inventions Group Creative Writing

For Students 5th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students write a short story in groups using inventions vocabulary. Students have 9 words to use and 25 minutes to write.
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Story Prompt: Man Carving Letters Out of Stone

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this story prompt worksheet, students write two short stories about the pictures of men carving the letters X and A out of stone.
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Do I Have a Story to Tell You!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners write a story. In this writing lesson, students practice their writing skills by writing a narrative story and sharing it with the class.
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Writing A Story: Batman Superhero Family

For Students 3rd
In this story writing worksheet, 3rd graders examine a picture of Batman, his wife and son in full superhero costume. Students write a creative story about the picture.
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Story About a Picture

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this story prompt learning exercise, students analyze a picture of a polka dotted airplane with the faces of five children at the windows. Students write a story about the picture.
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Humorous Story Featuring Clowns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write stories that feature funny clowns. In this creative writing lesson plan, students follow the outline for a story in order to write their own humorous story set at a circus.
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Historical Fiction- Thanksgiving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils write a story. In this historical fiction lesson plan, students research how Thanksgiving began. Pupils write a fictional story where they are a main character of this time period.
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No Title

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this learning exercise about writing, students create stories. Kids are provided two sets of pictures. For each picture students are to create a story with a title explaining the picture.
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Down By Two With Minutes Left

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this story starter worksheet, students read the sentence that will begin their story about a close game in ice hockey. Students write the rest of the story on the lines.
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Minutes to Go and Down by Two

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this creative writing worksheet, students practice their language arts skills as they complete a writing prompt that begins with a team behind with minutes to go in a game.
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Write a Story 5

For Students 4th - 6th
For this creative writing worksheet, students put their language skills to use as they write a 600 word story that begins with the sentence, "It's enormous!"
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Creative Writing: Writing a Story

For Students 6th - 10th
In this creative writing prompt worksheet, learners respond to a writing prompt that requires them to include the 4 specific details that are listed and are inspired by the picture on the page.
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Writing Stories

For Students 4th - 5th
In these writing stories worksheets, students read the story prompts in the 8 worksheets and complete the stories with their own writing.
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Story Solutions

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Reading and writing are like peanut butter and chocolate, they just work better together. Stimulate those budding authors with a fun worksheet that requires them to read three story starters. The stories have been left incomplete; the...
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Finding Muffin: Writing Practice

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this finish the story activity activity, students read a 3 paragraph story entitled "Finding Muffin". Students use the lines provided to finish the story as they wish.
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Which Way?: Writing Practice

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this finish the story activity worksheet, learners read a 8 paragraph story entitled "Which Way?" and use the lines provided to finish the story as they wish.
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The Zoo: Writing Activity

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this finish the story activity learning exercise, students read a 5 paragraph story entitled "The Zoo". Students use the lines provided to finish the story as they wish.
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The Troublemaker: Writing Practice

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this finish the story activity learning exercise, students read an unfinished short story entitled "The Troublemaker". Students use the lines provided to finish the story as they wish.
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The Fair

For Students 4th - 5th
In this story completion activity, students read the beginning section of the story 'The Fair.' Students then finish the story on the provided lines.
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The Beach Trip: Finish the Story

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this finish the story activity instructional activity, students read an unfinished short story entitled "The Beach". Students use the lines provided to finish the story as they wish.
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The Snow Day: Writing Practice

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this finish the story activity activity, students read an unfinished short story entitled "The Snow Day". Students use the lines provided to finish the story as they wish.
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The Golden Rules of Story Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this story writing skills instructional activity, students consider 6 guidelines for authoring their own stories. Students use the guidelines as they write their own stories.
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Story Writing Plan

For Students 5th - 8th
In this story writing guidelines worksheet, students examine the 4 sets of considerations for writing stories. Students use the guidelines to write their own stories.
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A Celebration Story

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this narrative writing worksheet, students use the web to help them write about a favorite celebration. Students write and draw in each box and then write their ideas as a story.
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Frog Principal Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students read the fractured fairy tale, The Frog Principal by Stephanie Calmenson and compare it to the original version in order to gain deeper understanding of the fairy tale genre. In this fairy tale lesson, students identify and...
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Kate and the Beanstalk Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read the story Kate and the Beanstalk in order to compare and contrast this fractured tale to the original fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. In this fairy tale reading lesson, students first discuss the plots of many...
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Story Writing Prompt

For Students K - 2nd
In this early childhood writing prompt learning exercise, students look at the picture of foxes and use the words fox, foxes, lunch, and bench to write a story on the lines provided.
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Art to Zoo: Kiting Up The Sky: The Vehicles of Understanding

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students gain perspective on the importance of kites by reading about and discussing how kites have been used throughout history. In this kite exploration lesson, students follow instructions to construct a kite to assist them in...
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Write About School

For Students K - 2nd
In this writing activity, learners think of something that they do at school and then write the directions on how to do it for another student to follow. Students write their directions on the lines provided.
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My Favorite Holiday

For Students K - 2nd
In this favorite holiday writing activity worksheet, students note 4 events of their favorite holiday in on the graphic organizer and write a story about the holiday.
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All About Lakes, Rivers, and Flyfishing Too

For Students 7th - 10th
In this insect and fish story writing worksheet, students draft a story that includes a setting, characters, problems, and events from the perspective of an insect or fish. In addition, students locate 51 science terms in a word search...
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Spring Birds

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this story writing worksheet, students write a story about the picture, which contains a mother bird and three babies in a next. The worksheet contains 10 lines for students to write on.
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What Happens?

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this writing practice learning exercise, students analyze 2 different pictures of Roy the Zebra and answer the questions below each picture. They then draw a picture and write what happens next in the story.
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Make Your Own Mini Dahl Book

For Students 3rd - 9th
In this coloring/drawing/print practicing book, students follow 4 steps to assemble mini books after creating their own stories, poems, rhymes, or limericks.