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A Scientific Mishap

organizing a story with purposeful paragraphs

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Dog + Godzilla = Dogzilla.  Great and clever title.  Funny adventure story.  But we wonder what scientific experiment led to this creature's creation?

Today you'll be writing your own three-paragraph story that explains how an original creature was created during a scientific accident.   You can use the interactive button game below to help you create your original creature.  Click the buttons, then pick your favorite two-word combinations to be your title and your inspiration.  If you're laughing while you're thinking about these titles, you are doing a really good job!

Once you have your best title idea, use the graphic organizer to help you write an organized story that has thoughtful paragraphs.  Imagine, then write the story of the scientific accident that brings your new creature to life.  Remember to include powerful details, so your readers can picture what is happening.  Think about all the sights, sounds and smells that are occurring during your experiment. 

Most of all, have fun being a crazy mad scientist as you write.


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.

(It's okay to come up with your own first word, if you think of a better one.)

(It's okay to come up with your own second word, if you think of a better one.)  .

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