Start last spring, my second born son has been working through Student Writing Intensive (level B). We started in a cooperative setting and then crawled to a snail’s pace this fall with the continuation class at home.
One of the skills they practice in the program is to write a story from a series of pictures. My boys tend to take the approach of doing the bare minimum compared to some kids. Here’s my 8th grader’s take on a series of photos with a kitchen setting with a woman and something coming out of a refrigerator. For the uninitiated, the underlined words are to indicate his ‘dress-ups’ for the assignment.
There once was a Girl named Sara, who was looking for a hungry goblin in her fridge. She hoped that there was still food left. Quickly she opened the fridge, Inside there was a plant that looked as if it was made of long thick lickerish.
Sara suddenly covered her mouth, since she felt sick. The plant puked on her. Finally she realized the Goblin was extremely evil. Too scared to stay any longer, she ran to the Air Force Base which might provide a safe haven. While the door shut behind her.
With Sara gone the fridge slowly opened and the plant slithered out. With sudden extreme growth the plant grew to the size of the house! The goblin who had been hiding in a hidden compartment in the cupboard climbed atop the massive plant as it began to ride towards the city. Sara having reached the Air Force Base quickly told the commander of the plant. The goblin grew in size and strength as he grew closer the the helpless people below.
Have you encouraged your child to write a story from a series of pictures?