Build a Story (1st-2nd)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Engineering
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
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Building bricks and mini figures are the perfect way to “hook” and engage little writers by allowing them to visualize and plan stories in a hands-on way! Students will explore 8 different writing genres by building, planning, and writing original stories.
All you need for Build a Story are building bricks, baseplates, and mini figures!
Build a Story can be used either as a Literacy Center or a whole class writing workshop. Students may work alone or you may also choose to allow students to build, plan, and write in groups of 2-3. For Literacy Centers, student will need 45-60 minutes to complete an entire story. Writing workshops may be extended across multiple days as time allows.
Includes the following:
Page 3: How to Use
Page 4: What You Need
Page 5: Parent Letter
Pages 6-9: Build a Story Routines
Page 10: Center Header/Folder Cover
Page 11: Folder Labels
Page 12: Bin Labels
Pages 13-18: FANTASY
Pages 19-24: PERSONAL NARRATIVE
Pages 25-30: REALISTIC FICTION
Pages 31-36: FAIRY TALE
Pages 37-42: SPOOKY STORY
Pages 43-48: COMIC STRIP
Pages 49-54: PLAY
Pages 55-60: FABLE
Page 61: Optional Tech Extensions
Page 62: Credits
***NOW INCLUDES 23 CHARACTER CARDS AND 18 SETTING CARDS!
©Brooke Brown, LLC at Teach Outside the Box
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