Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Storytelling: Language Linky

I thought I should publish this post tonight since tomorrow will be a busy day. We are going to the Pumpkin Patch whether it rains, snows, or the sun shines. The same goes for Trick -or-Treating we are magnetically attracted to candy:)

We had a fun storytelling session using a game from yours truly Write Shop. What I love about this writing curriculum is it allows for so much creativity to take place while encouraging great writing skills. The unit that we are doing is getting the kids to write about adventures. When I was making all the copies for this unit, my young assistant Ken was sitting beside me and asked if she could join in with us. I obliged, so in regards to Write Shop for this month I am talking about both Ken and DJ doing Write Shop Junior D.

                           
 To play Where in the World you need a globe with different habitats. A pile of cards with problems and characters. The kids didn't have any difficulties coming up with characters or problems. I purchased the Time Saver Pack which includes the games, so all I had to do was print it out.
 If you land on a line you can pick anywhere for your setting in your story.
 Everybody who is playing pulls a character and a problem card and tells a story using the same setting as the person who spins. Ken chose California as she was the one to spin on the line. I told a story about Elmo who was in California who fell into a volcano. All of the stories are made up right on the spot. Fun!
 Next DJ's spin landed us in the Desert since he spun it, he went first and told a story about President Obama being lost in the Desert without any money.  
                                        
 The last spin was in the Rainforest told by Ken. Her character was Michelle who lost her keys while picking bananas from a tree.    

Playing this game was a nice prewriting activity gearing them up to write an Adventure story of their own.

Now it is your turn to share!! Please link up any past or present language post you have. It is so fun to read all of the creative ways you all have to get children reading and writing. Just be sure to link back here so your readers will be able to find this awesome collection of links. Thank you so much!!

                                                              
                                                                   

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking us to the pumpkin patch!!!

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    1. I am glad that I was able to. We did have lots of fun, thank you for joining us.

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  2. This idea sounded so neat, I shared the post with my son and he is off creating his own story cards and wheel :) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Great! Nothing like hearing about a child making their own work!!

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