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An idea to create a Story by multiple students (Chain Writing)

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8  

Title – CHAIN WRITING
By – Sharon Hargis
Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 5-8 

MATERIALS: Photographs (clipped from magazines or books)
Blank paper attached to photographs
Pens
Music

PROCEDURES: Groups of four
Each group is given a photograph of an interesting scene or situation. When music begins, first student begins to write a narrative prompted by the photograph. After a few minutes, the music is stopped and the story that student 1 began is read by 2nd student. The music is turned back on and the 2nd student picks up story where the first student left off. This procedure continues around the group until all have had a turn. Last student in the group should attempt to end the tale.

PUBLISHING: Each student in the group reads aloud to the class the part of the story they have written.

NOTE: Depending on the age group, the teacher may need to add an additional sheet of paper to make sure students have plenty of space to write their part of the story.

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