Writing Center: Build-A-Story 2 with Creative Writing Picture Prompts

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Use this writing center to help your students develop their creative writing skills! Students build a story by picking out a setting, character and event card and placing them on the writing center. Then they write a story about the cards using a vis-a-vis marker (or black dry erase marker) on the wipe off mat (extra writing pages are included for longer stories). Two versions of the center are included. One with dotted lines and one with plain lines. All cards are labeled to help students with spelling! A reference page is also included with over 50 descriptive words for students to choose from to incorporate into their stories. There are 30 settings, 30 characters and 30 events to choose from. That's 27,000 possible story combinations!!! Each card is color-coded (settings = pink, characters = yellow, events = blue) and numbered for your convenience. Use a 9"x12" manila envelope with a clasp to store the center. There is also an optional recording page if you want to grade student responses. *Now includes black and white version of the recording pages and a page where students can draw a picture to go along with their story (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.3, 1.3, 2.3, and 3.3).

Build-A-Story 2 has all new pictures from Build-A-Story 1 and includes indoor as well as outdoor settings along with some famous landmarks! Students can get extra creative if they pick an indoor setting with an outdoor event and describe their story looking out a window or starting outside and going inside or vice versa.

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List of Settings:

S1: Desert

S2: Underwater Cave

S3: Wilderness

S4: Jungle

S5: Pet Shop

S6: Dentist Office

S7: Car Repair Garage

S8: Basketball Court

S9: Burger Joint/Restaurant

S10: Gas Station

S11: Veterinary Clinic

S12: Car Race Track

S13: Mt. Rushmore

S14: The Whitehouse

S15: The Grand Canyon

S16: Indoor Swimming Pool

S17: The Statue of Liberty

S18: Football Field

S19: The Hollywood Sign

S20: The Space Needle

S21: Flamingo Zoo Exhibit

S22: Penguin Zoo Exhibit

S23: Lion Zoo Exhibit

S24: Countryside with Windmill

S25: Park at Night

S26: Farm at Night

S27: Ocean at Night

S28: Golf Course

S29: Dance Studio

S30: Baseball Diamond

S31-33: Blank Sets for Students to

Create their own Settings!

List of Characters:

C1: Chick

C2: Sheep

C3: Girl Shivering

C4: Sheepdog

C5: Girl Photographer

C6: Boy Singing

C7: Boy Slob

C8: Pharaoh

C9: Knight

C10: Bank Robber

C11: Scared Girl

C12: Pig

C13: Boy in a Bumper Car

C14: Boy with a Fish

C15: Teddy Bear

C16: Boy Scout

C17: Graduate

C18: Scuba Diver

C19: Unhappy Girl

C20: Spy

C21: Cheerleader

C22: Snail

C23: Princess

C24: Clown

C25: Dragon

C26: Scarecrow

C27: Snorkler

C28: Skydiver

C29: Skeleton

C30: Skunk

C31-33: Blank Sets for Students to

Create their own Characters!

List of Events:

E1: Volcano

E2: Broken Down/Smashed Car

E3: Wrestling Match

E4: Shooting Star

E5: Mop Cleaning Up a Spill

E6: Phone Ringing

E7: Fire

E8: Flying a Kite

E9: Ink Spill

E10: Roller Coaster Ride

E11: Rainbow

E12: Building a Birdhouse

E13: Feet Splashing into Water

E14: Whac-A-Mole on the Head Game

E15: Ambulance Ride

E16: Bomb Exploding

E17: Basketball Swishing into Hoop

E18: Dropping an Ice Cream Cone

E19: Banging a Gavel

E20: Car Accident

E21: UFO/Aliens Landing

E22: Lighting off Fireworks

E23: Catching a Fish

E24: Dinosaur Destroying a Building

E25: Cat Catching a Mouse

E26: Rocks Falling Off a Cliff

E27: Ship Crashing into an Iceberg

E28: Plane Crashing (or an Airshow)

E29: Riding Swings at a Carnival

E30: Jumping in a Bounce House

E31-33: Blank Sets for Students to

Create their own Events!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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