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Rolling with
the Animals

writing original stories
with action-packed descriptors

 


Student Writer Instructions:

In Duck on a Bike, we follow a duck around the farm as he rides a bike.  We see what the other animals think about this amazing feat.  The author has made an ordinary topic (riding a bike) very unique through the original story he writes.

Today you will plan and write a story about something similar to Duck on a Bike But you will take extra steps to make sure the story you write is original.

For this writing exercise, press the first button to receive an animal character which might be the main character in your story. 

The second button will give you a mode of transportation that might be used by your animal. 

The third button gives you the setting where your story might take place.

Now don't just copy the story idea in Duck on a Bike.  Come up with an original story idea that puts your three button choices together.  How could your story be different and original?

 Remember...in order to have a good and original story, you need a lot more than just “getting to the finish line.”  Think about all the little details that might happen along the way.  Use lots of action words to describe your story as it unfolds.

 

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.

 

 

Click here to select an animal:

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


Click here to select the animal's mode of transportation:


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


Click here to select where your story will take place:


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

 

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