Build-A-Story Writing Center
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. *Now includes an extra set of cards with labels! 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). Encourage even your reluctant writers to independently engage in writing while inspiring creativity!
Grade Levels: K-3 File Type: PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Common Core Standards: W.K.3, W.1.3, W.2.3, W.3.3
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"Best purchase I have made. I use this as part of our centers and my students always love it. They love coming up with their own silly stories. Love it, if you haven't purchased it yet, you definitely should! It helps the students use their creativity skills." - Karla S.
"I loved that there were so many clip art pictures for all different scenarios. I purchased it the other night and have already used it in my classroom. My students LOVED it! It is a really great way to get them thinking about writing a little differently. I could also see this working for many grade levels which is a great benefit as well. It's my first purchase on ---, and I am very thrilled with it!" -Elizabeth R
"I can't say enough about how much I LOVE this product!! My firsties were so low and struggled so much to write. Over half way through the year it felt I couldn't get them to produce anything. I found and purchased this product and they LOVED it. We did several whole class activities using it then it went in our writing station. They enjoyed creating their stories and learning you can put anything together and make it into a story, you just have to use your imagination!! THANK YOU!!!!" -Rachel P.