Writing Center: Build-A-Story

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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. 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.

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List of Settings:
S1: Fall Rolling Hills
S2: Beach with Palm Trees
S3: Summer Rolling Hills
S4: Winter Hills
S5: Path through the Woods
S6: Bridge over Water
S7: Pond
S8: Ocean Floor
S9: Classroom (with Chalkboard)
S10: Classroom Reading Center
S11: Swamp
S12: Kitchen
S13: Park with Playground
S14: Airport
S15: Hospital
S16: Church
S17: House
S18: Museum
S19: Stage
S20: Farm
S21: Barber Shop
S22: Outer Space
S23: Flower Shop
S24: Zoo
S25: School
S26: Castle
S27: Police Station
S28: Road
S29: Mountains and Valley
S30: Beach with Pier
S31-33: Blank Sets for Students to
Create their own Settings!

List of Characters:
C1: Boy Pole Vaulting
C2: Boy Surfing
C3: Boy Hiding Behind Tree
C4: Girl Sick in Bed
C5: Nurse
C6: Scientist
C7: Detective
C8: Man and Woman with Balloons
C9: Boy Hurt/Crying
C10: Boy in a Hole
C11: Race Car Driver
C12: Pirate
C13: Girl Twirling a Baton
C14: Girl Singing
C15: Chef/Baker
C16: Firefighter
C17: King
C18: Boy with Squirt Gun
C19: Teacher
C20: Ice Skater
C21: Astronaut
C22: Kangaroo
C23: Killer Whale
C24: Turtle
C25: Ant
C26: Robot
C27: Unicorn
C28: Friendly Monster
C29: Monkey
C30: Lion
C31-33: Blank Sets for Students to
Create their own Characters!

List of Events:
E1: Soccer Game
E2: Dinner
E3: Wind Blowing Leaves
E4: Camping Trip
E5: Birthday Party
E6: House on Fire
E7: Car Swerving to Miss an Animal
E8: Rocket Launching
E9: Thunder Storm
E10: Carnival
E11: Pot Boiling/Burning on Stove
E12: Spilled Glass of Milk
E13: Tidal Wave
E14: Chicken Laying an Egg
E15: Wedding
E16: Baking a Pie
E17: Skateboarding
E18: Fish Fry
E19: Voting
E20: Girl Knocking/Pounding on Door
E21: Car Stuck in the Mud
E22: Girl Swimming
E23: Building a Snowman
E24: Playing Basketball
E25: Leaky Pipe
E26: Mosquito Biting an Arm
E27: Fireworks
E28: Tornado
E29: Blizzard
E30: Wind Blowing
E31-33: Blank Sets for Students to
Create their own Events!

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