Lesson Plan

Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way

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Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process called C-Gor (Character, Goals, Obstacles, Results), in which they list ten of each element, then choose random combinations about which they can write a story. The writing will be zany, creative, and best of all, fun!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Send home the finished prompts for learners to work on at home
  • Bring in items to incorporate into the short story elements
Classroom Considerations
  • Intended for use with a SMART board (but not restricted to it)
  • Encourages creativity in a narrative writing unit
  • A great addition to a literacy center or creative writing club
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