This fun writing activity has endless uses! Students create an original short story in the course of about 10-15 minutes using a story starter and silly pictures as their inspiration. Including time for modeling the process and sharing completed stories with the class, this lesson takes approximately 40 minutes.
This works well as a getting to know you/bonding activity, as a writing diagnostic, as a substitute lesson, or as a station for literacy circles/an independent work day.
The PowerPoint is fully designed and ready to go with both a full version of the story journey and a quick sample round for your class to work through before getting started. Feel free to edit the PowerPoint to suit your own needs, though! Add your own pictures or use different story starters to add a personal touch. Enjoy!
1 PDF, 14-Slide PowerPoint