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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Silly Stories

I am linking up with The Teacher's Desk 6 for Throwback Thursday. 

http://teachersdesk6.blogspot.com/2015/02/throwback-thursday-blogiversary-gift.html

 In this post, I talk about one of my favorite writing lessons that I have done with my kiddos.  I thought I would take this opportunity to share it with you again today.

 
I used my new Silly Story Cards with my students today for the first time! 

creative story writing prompts

 Each student got to choose one card from four different card types.  Each card has a different story element on it - main character, time, place, and problem.  The students then recorded their four story elements on the top of a recording page.  After that, the writing fun began.  Each story came out different because they all had different combinations of story elements to begin with.  


After we finished our stories {and yes, I wrote one too},  the students that wanted to were allowed to read them out loud to the class.  We had lots of fun giggling at the silly stories about things like farmers in outer space, cowboys on the beach, and talking dogs.


The kids had so much fun, but even more importantly, they spent about 20 - 30 minutes actually writing.  True, I didn't get everything taught that I had scheduled for today.  But it is worth it to put a few things off until tomorrow so that kids can have fun practicing such an important skill!
The great news is that you can win a copy of my Silly Story Cards to use in your own classroom.  Kristin over at My Carolina Classroom is having a huge giveaway right now.  My Silly Story pack is just one of the amazing products that you can win!  Head on over her blog to enter.


http://mycarolinaclassroom.blogspot.com/2015/02/blogiversary-giveaway.html

http://mycarolinaclassroom.blogspot.com/2015/02/blogiversary-giveaway.html

http://mycarolinaclassroom.blogspot.com/2015/02/blogiversary-giveaway.html

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