The fun begins by compiling a list of student-generated story elements, allowing for teachers to assess students' knowledge of story elements. When brainstorming is complete, a copy will be needed for each student. Distribute brainstormed list with a copy of the graphic organizer on the reverse side. Students can work in pairs or alone, rolling dice to determine the story elements they will use for their narrative. Review the importance a plot events and how they develop a story. A rubric is included for students to focus on Organization using all story elements, Word Choice using adjectives, and a personal growth area for Conventions. Student Self-Assessment is included as part of the rubric.