This activity is a technological alternative to the paper story cubes.
The online version is combined with a research component and communication skills to add 21st-century objectives to the activity. It comes with three different assignments as well as ideas for adding even more higher level thinking skills.
I also included rubrics for scoring each activity in grades 3-5.
This assignment addresses these common core standards:
The lesson plan is written for the students to write their own mystery or fiction story based on their pre-writing on the cube. With very minor changes to the planning sheets, it can also be used as a book report planner.
To access the student recording sheet of your choice, click on the appropriate link in the packet. Then click on the copy button. This will add a copy of the document to your Google Drive.