Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Story in a Bag

  1. Fill several lunch bags with seven items.
  2. Have students fold a piece of paper into eight sections.
  3. They will introduce a character in the first section and then write a story using all of the objects in the bag they chose. There is one section for each item.
  4. Have them go back and title their story and add illustrations.

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