The four grade one teachers in our school
collaborated to create the grade one
Creating Fiction Stories
Our class worked a lot on the aspect of
At Halloween, we immersed ourselves in
the genre of Scary Stories. Then, we attempted our own scary stories.
The children were very successful in adding the elements necessary to
create a "scary" feel to their stories. They added these motifs: dark,
spooky, haunted, creatures, and surprise. Each child wrote several
stories to practice with this genre. To see some of our Scary Stories,
visit our Halloween Writing Page.
In addition, we immersed ourselves with
Robert Munsch stories to absorb his style of writing. We created our own
class book, entitled "Stuck on Mars." We had brainstormed to note all
the attributes needed to make a story feel like it was written by Robert
Munsch. To see how well the children understood his "voice," please
check our online story.
Another favorite genre or style of story
that our class loved was the Magic School Bus series of books. We read
every book several times, and understood that the informational reports
created as part of the illustrations were as much a part of the story as
the text line. We created our own version, "Aliens on Mars."
Click here to see the online version.