Writing a story can be scary, but building a story is both exciting and easier to understand. This approach breaks down plot, conflict, characters, and setting into individual "blocks" that stand on one another to build a story. An interactive "block" tower template helps students visualize the structure of a story. Using familiar stories such as Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Cars, students will be able to identify these "blocks." When ready to brainstorm their own stories, the 48 prompts included in this packet will provide a fun way to build their own stories.