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Finish a Story

Here is help beginning stories! Nobody has to pull ideas out of thin air. You can have fun making decisions on which type of story you want to write and which paragraph you want to begin your story. Printing out these directions will be helpful. This activity will work for ABE and GED students.

With Finish a Story the students will:
  • Click on the link at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down and see the following categories: Mystery, Romance, Adventure, Drama, and Science Fiction.
  • The students will select a category and then choose one of the sentence fragments and click on it.
  • Scroll down to read the beginning of a paragraph typed in a box. [As of this date, there is no option to submit your story. If students have an e-mail addresses, they can try to submit their stories by typing in the answers in every question box, type in a title for the story and type in the rest of their stories. Then they would click on SUBMIT. The problem with submitting may be corrected at any time.]
  • The students will want pen and paper at the computer to copy the paragraph starter and then continue writing their own stories.
  • When students are finished writing, they are encouraged to scroll to the end of the page and click on the words, “your story”, in the sentence, “To view your story go to Read Previously Submitted Stories”.
  • Scroll down and select any title.
  • Click on the title.
  • Read.
  • Click on the BACK button.
  • Select another story.

There are many helps to beginning a story here. The atmosphere is often set up for you and even a character or two is given.

For students who have difficulty with choices, limits may have to be given. One such limit might be the choices are only in Drama today. Another limit could be that the choices are the first and second in a category such as mystery.

For students who have difficulty with a long list of directions, the teacher could have Collab-O-Write up on the computers with the choices ready or even the actual beginning paragraph ready.

*** With early level ABE students, this site might be another way to give experience with ordinal numbers. For example an assignment could be to use the fourth selection in the adventure category.

Let the imaginations soar!

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