Build a Story (1st-2nd)

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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Engineering

Grade Levels
1st, 2nd

Resource Type
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas

File Type
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5 MB|62 pages

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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 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


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