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Short Adventure
Stories

helping students organize an
adventurous and detailed tale

 


Student Writer Instructions:

An adventure is a fun story to write.  Your writing task today, should you choose to accept it: write three paragraphs about one adventure in the life of a character who goes on lots of adventures.

First, quickly choose an adventurer's name.  If you can't think of one, you can press the first two buttons below.  If you spend more than two minutes thinking up your name, you won't get to the important part of this writing activity.  Choose quickly!  You can always change the name later.  Ask your teacher if you can draw your adventurer before writing your story.  Sometimes drawing your character first helps you write about him/her with better details.

Next, you need to choose three exciting small things that will happen to your adventurer during your three-paragraph story.  If you can't think of small and exciting moments, click the three buttons below for some ideas to jump start your brain.  Write down your character's name and your three events on the pre-writing sheet your teacher will give you.

Above all else, make your adventure organized and filled with memorable and unique details Your teacher will give you extra smiles if it also contains unique sentences that flow together.

 

Interactive Choices for Writing:

If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.


 

     

Don't be afraid to think of your own character name, if you can't find one you like here.


 

First...


 Paragraph questions for moment #1:  Why not launch your reader into your story by starting your first sentence of your first paragraph with this exciting moment already in progress?  How will you show your adventurer doing this? 

Paragraph challenge: What good verbs and memorable details can you include in your writing?  Can you describe this part of your adventure in five or six detailed sentences?

Next...


Paragraph questions for moment #2:  How will you show your adventurer doing this second action?  What good verbs and details can you continue using in your writing?  Can you describe this part of your adventure in five or six detailed sentences? 

Paragraph challenge:  Can you make your five or six sentences in this paragraph all start with a different word?

Finally...


Paragraph questions for moment #3:  How will you show your adventurer doing this?  What good verbs and details can you include in your writing?  Can you describe this part of your adventure in five or six detailed sentences? 

Paragraph challenge:  Can you make your three of your sentences longer sentences, and the other two or three short (but powerful) sentences?


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