The Write Stuff
This program is designed as a creative writing outlet for boys & girls in grades 3-6. We meet one Monday evening per month from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Activities: Write a Collaborative Story This would be fun to have the kids do in small groups : ) Maybe this could be a Friday activity after our spelling test? I could occasionally have them write a story about someone or something we're learning through CORE (Delois, nothing will compare to your Pompeii script, but boy they'll try) : )
May 5, 2014. The kids worked together to write a silly and creative collaborative story!
Write a Collaborative Story
May 5, 2014. We played the game "Whose Story Is It?"
Whose Story Is It? | Group games, team games, ice breakers
April 7, 2014. We played the game, Balderdash! The kids had to use their imaginations to trick each other into guessing that their "creative" definition is the correct definition of the word.
March 3, 2014. Since "a picture is worth a thousand words," we looked at images from this slideshow and imagined some of the stories behind them. We also had fun thinking of captions for some pictures.
January 27, 2014. The kids each chose a nursery rhyme that left a lot of questions and started writing a story answering that question. For example, "Why did the dish run away with the spoon? Where were they running to and what were they running from?" Sounds like the makings of a mystery!
October 21, 2013. Tonight, the participants created short stories using My Story Maker from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Everyone had a chance to share their stories at the end (if they chose to).