Creative writing activity based on the style of writing used by author Remy Charlip in the book titled, "Fortunately". Students love this activity! It's a great way to reinforce sequencing and cause/effect relationships.
Before reading the mentor text aloud to students, discuss the importance of sequence in writing and how authors use cause and effect relationships to make an interesting story - that makes sense! :) Also, I mention to my students that another goal for this lesson is that we use reading to help us become better writers.
The planning sheet allows for students to plan 4 fortunately/unfortunately pairs as well as a title and closing statement. The final copy papers can be copied 2-sided to form a book. Use your copier's staple feature, if available, to staple 2 staples on the left edge to create a book.
Super easy writing activity you and your students will greatly enjoy working on and sharing.