Build a Story (3rd-5th)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Engineering
3rd, 4th, 5th
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
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Building bricks and mini figures are the perfect way to “hook” and upper elementary writers by allowing them to visualize and plan stories in a hands-on way! Students will explore 12 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.
***PAPERLESS GOOGLE SLIDES VERSION ALSO INCLUDED!!!***
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 13-17: FANTASY
Pages 18-22: PERSONAL NARRATIVE
Pages 23-27: REALISTIC FICTION
Pages 28-32: MYSTERY
Pages 33-37: ADVENTURE
Pages 38-42: FAIRY TALE
Pages 43-47: SPOOKY STORY
Pages 48-52: COMIC STRIP
Pages 53-57: DRAMA
Pages 58-62: FABLE
Pages 63-67: TALL TALE
Pages 68-72: SCIENCE FICTION
Page 73: Optional Tech Extensions
Page 74: Credits
***NOW INCLUDES 23 CHARACTER CARDS AND 18 SETTING CARDS!
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