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Build A Story Writing Center
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Writing Center: Use this build-a-story writing center to help your students develop their creative writing skills!
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Writing Center: Use this build-a-story writing center to help your students develop their creative writing skills! Students pick out a setting, character and event card and place them on the center. Then they write a story about the cards using a vis-a-vis marker on the wipe off mat (extra writing pages are included for longer stories). Two versions of the center are included. One with dotted lines and one with plain lines. A reference page is also included with over 50 descriptive words for students to choose from to incorporate into their stories. There are 30 settings, 30 characters and 30 events to choose from. Each card is color-coded (settings = pink, characters = yellow, events = blue) and numbered for your convenience. Use a 9"x12" manila envelope with a clasp to store the center. There is also an optional recording page if you want to grade student responses. 


List of Settings:

S1: Fall Rolling Hills

S2: Beach with Palm Trees

S3: Summer Rolling Hills

S4: Winter Hills

S5: Path through the Woods

S6: Bridge over Water

S7: Pond

S8: Ocean Floor

S9: Classroom (with Chalkboard)

S10: Classroom Reading Center

S11: Swamp

S12: Kitchen

S13: Park with Playground

S14: Airport

S15: Hospital

S16: Church

S17: House

S18: Museum

S19: Stage

S20: Farm

S21: Barber Shop

S22: Outer Space

S23: Flower Shop

S24: Zoo

S25: School

S26: Castle

S27: Police Station

S28: Road

S29: Mountains and Valley

S30: Beach with Pier

S31-33: Blank Sets for Students to 

Create their own Settings!


List of Characters:

C1: Boy Pole Vaulting

C2: Boy Surfing

C3: Boy Hiding Behind Tree

C4: Girl Sick in Bed

C5: Nurse

C6: Scientist

C7: Detective

C8: Man and Woman with Balloons

C9: Boy Hurt/Crying

C10: Boy in a Hole

C11: Race Car Driver

C12: Pirate

C13: Girl Twirling a Baton

C14: Girl Singing

C15: Chef/Baker

C16: Firefighter

C17: King

C18: Boy with Squirt Gun

C19: Teacher

C20: Ice Skater

C21: Astronaut

C22: Kangaroo

C23: Killer Whale

C24: Turtle

C25: Ant

C26: Robot

C27: Unicorn

C28: Friendly Monster

C29: Monkey

C30: Lion

C31-33: Blank Sets for Students to 

Create their own Characters!


List of Events:

E1: Soccer Game

E2: Dinner

E3: Wind Blowing Leaves

E4: Camping Trip

E5: Birthday Party

E6: House on Fire

E7: Car Swerving to Miss an Animal

E8: Rocket Launching

E9: Thunder Storm

E10: Carnival

E11: Pot Boiling/Burning on Stove

E12: Spilled Glass of Milk

E13: Tidal Wave

E14: Chicken Laying an Egg

E15: Wedding

E16: Baking a Pie

E17: Skateboarding

E18: Fish Fry

E19: Voting

E20: Girl Knocking/Pounding on Door

E21: Car Stuck in the Mud

E22: Girl Swimming

E23: Building a Snowman

E24: Playing Basketball

E25: Leaky Pipe

E26: Mosquito Biting an Arm

E27: Fireworks

E28: Tornado

E29: Blizzard

E30: Wind Blowing

E31-33: Blank Sets for Students to 

Create their own Events!


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Who is it for?

  • 1st Graders (6 to 7-year-olds)
  • 2nd Graders, (7 to 8-year-olds)
  • 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
  • Kindergarteners (5 to 6-year-olds)
  • Homeschoolers


What's included?

  • writing center (two versions - with dotted lines and without)
  • 30 picture cards for each (setting, character, events)
  • descriptive words list
  • extra writing pages
  • optional student recording sheet 


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    May 08, 2016


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I taught PreK - 8th grade special education for six years and 4th grade general education for five of those years as well. I also served as chair of the academically talented committee. I'm now a stay at home mom of 3 (soon to be 4) little blessings and just started homeschooling! I love creating hands-on resources that are differentiated and interdisciplinary. Be sure to check out my Teacher Gems website which includes a collection of educational websites for teachers (most of which are free). I would love to hear from you so please stop by my Facebook page to say hello! ~Kelsea

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