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Who's to Blame Stories

sequencing a story while talking about
cause and effect

 


Student Writer Instructions:

In Because a Little Bug went Ka-Choo!, we are taken on an outrageous adventure that starts one fine summer morning with a little bug sneezing and ends back at blaming the little bug for all the amazing mishaps.

You will be writing an original story today, using the same cause and effect word pattern that Dr. Seuss used in this story. 

For this writing exercise press the first button to choose a character that will start your story in motion.  The second button will give you the action by that character that will cause the whole mess to start.

The third button will give you the reaction or effect on the next character you will create.

Remember you want this to be your own unique and outrageous story, so try not to copy the original story's causes and effects.  

 

Interactive Choices for Writing:

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

   

Choose a character...

 
(It's okay to come up with your own character here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)


Choose the action/cause that will start your whole story ...


(It's okay to come up with your own first action here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)


Choose the reaction/effect that is ultimately caused by the first action ...


(It's okay to come up with your own effect ideas here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)

 

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