Story Grid

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3 pages


Rrrrrrrrrr! Do you hear that story generating machine?

Eliminate writer's block in any grade with this simple resource that makes creating characters, settings, and plots for stories and plays easy for students.

Using this Story Grid, students can become prolific creative writers with a multitude of ideas. Really!

Soap opera and sit-com writers often use a story grid to continually produce ideas.

End complaints that kids don’t know what to write about—even completing the grid is fun.

A completely blank Story Grid is included, along with a partially completed grid as an example.

The enjoyable sample story can be read as a model.

Students can create serious or funny stories and plays from this grid. It simply makes ideas much easier to generate.

For a mindfulness exercise in writing self-assessment, also check out

Self-Help Test: Writing Well

in the Reading Spotlight Store

Your students might also enjoy these unique plays, composed using the Story Grid:

Four Audience Participation Plays

Enjoy the smiles!

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Total Pages
3 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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