Imagine getting students to want to write, practice sequencing, and use their imagination. Then you are imagining a DIY Story!
DIY Stories start with a story. In this download, the story is about Drifty the Dragon who wakes up late for school. Along the way, students are given thirteen story prompts so they can create a larger story that is uniquely their own. This DIY Story encourages students to practice their sequencing skills, even as they coauthor a manuscript that becomes their very own mini-book!
How do these WRITING prompts work? The first page of each book starts a story. On most successive pages, students are given an opening sentence and an ending sentence or more information about the story. They get to use their CREATIVITY to figure out what comes between the two ideas presented, which helps them better understand SEQUENCING.
With a handy Brainstorm sheet, students work to include all five of their senses and at least one form of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. By the time students finish writing the last page of their book, they have a story that is uniquely their own.
This download includes thirteen areas for students to respond to a story’s prompts before they easily fold and glue their pages into an amazing mini-booklet.
This fun activity motivates students to want to write more and can be used during class as an activity, in a literature circle, and in writing groups, or as an extra activity for kids who finish early!
Drifty’s Dragon School Mishap — Creative Writing — Sequencing Practice — DIY Story is copyrighted ©2017 by S. Kay Seifert. Parents and teachers may reproduce the activities in this Simple Literature product for personal use in public, private, or home-school classrooms or for their family. No part of this manuscript and curricula may be included in printed, Web, digital, or any form of print, Web, digital, cloud, or electronic curricula, or distributed, personally, electronically, via the cloud, or commercially without the express written permission of S. Kay Seifert. All rights reserved. First printing, 2017.