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Welcome, Young Writers!

The Colored Wheel Game for Kids

creating a simple plot about a vehicle that is different


What kind of interesting things could happen to a vehicle that's an unusual color?

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Write about someone driving a

                                                                                          

Why is the vehicle that color? Do people look at it differently? Should it change its color?

 


Meet the two authors of this prompt:

This writing prompt for kids was actually created by kids! Robbie and Amber created the button game above as part of their involvement in one of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's TWIST Camps.


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What Mentor Texts could Strengthen this Lesson?
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Hey teachers! What mentor text would you use to teach younger writers to plan a simple plot for an original story? Click here to tell us the name of the mentor text, to share a brief description of the text, and to explain how you'd use the book to inspire better stories with recognizeable plots from your students. If we feature your idea at this page, you'll earn a resource for your classroom!

Share a Mentor Text and Plot Activity: Let's hear it for a classic story, shall we? Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a great book to share if your students are going to write to this colored wheel prompt. Point out the simple elements of this wonderful picture book's plot: introduction of characters and setting; development of problem; development of solution. Before your students begin writing, have them talk about what simple plots they could create around their oddly colored vehicles. Simply getting stuck in the mud and figuring out how to get unstuck is a very simple plot, isn't it? What else could your students come up with? Let Mike Mulligan's story begin that conversation.

--Corbett Harrison, Reno, Nevada


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What Lessons Strengthen Plot Development?
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Hey teachers: What mini-lessons/pre-writing activities do you present to teach younger writers to plan a simple plot before writing? Click here to briefly share a technique you use to strengthen your students' pre-writing skills when developing a simple story.
No pre-writing activity ideas posted yet for this writing prompt on colored wheel stories...not yet! Be the first to share an idea, and we will send you a copy of one of the NNWP Print Guides as our way of saying THANKS! See some example ideas posted on other topics at our Adjective Game for Kids Prompt, if you're wondering what kind of blurbs we're looking for.

 


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