Work on short story elements in this fun, timed activity where students take turns writing specific parts of the story. Through the rotation, every student will work on each element, but they will all be involved in different plots. Students must maintain cohesiveness in this cooperative learning exercise, and be respectful of their peers’ writing and ideas. Instructions include tips for expanded writing. You can guide them to write for a specific genre, incorporate vocabulary terms, or let their ideas roam free across the page. Afterwards, share aloud and have students evaluate each story for 6 Traits such as ideas, organization, or word choice.