A Picture Book Writing Lesson from WritingFix
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writing an original sequence of events based on a picture book's easy-to-imitate structure

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Student Samples: Elementary

Animal Adventures
by Ashley, first grade writer

One day a squishy snake went to school. Oh, that’s good. No, that’s bad.

The snake eats all the kids. The teachers said, ‘Yeah! No kids!” Oh, that’s bad. No, that’s good.

Teachers work hard so they went on a vacation. Oh, that’s good. No, that’s bad.

They went camping in a bear’s cave. Aagh! Oh, that’s bad. No, that’s good because the bears were not there. Oh, that’s good. No, that’s great!

 

My Brother
by Alita, second grade writer

One morning my brother was hungry, and he got out the frying pan. Boom! Crash! It was still as dark as night. That’s good. No, that’s bad.

Then he started cooking and he burned himself. Ow! Oh, that’s bad. No, that’s good.

Just then mother came in. Oh, that’s good. No, that’s bad.

My brother got in trouble because he wasn’t supposed to cook. Oh, that’s bad. No, that’s good.

My brother made up with my mom. Oh, that’s good. No, that’s great!

 

Disneyland
by Derek, second grade writer

We arrived at Disneyland at 7:00AM and we saw a big toy shop. Oh, that’s good. No, that’s bad.

The storekeeper was mean. Oh, that’s bad. No, that’s good.

The storekeeper gave me a free toy. Oh, that’s good. No, that’s bad.

The train left us. Oh, that’s bad. No, that’s good because the train came back in four minutes. Chug! Chug! Choo! Choo! Oh, that’s good. No, that’s great!

 


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