“One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-than-Ever Stories ”
“One day I went school, I came home. The End.” What happened to the middle of the story?
Through out the book, the illustrations provide the short middle of each short story.
This story promotes storytelling and imagination.
TITLE: One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-than-Ever Stories
AUTHOR: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
ILLUSTRATOR: Fred Koehler
PUBLISHER: Boyds Mills Press, 2015
AGE GROUP: 5-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: storytelling, imagination
1) Write the middle part of this story. “One day I made something. (insert middle) I gave it to my mom.”
2) Continue the Story. With a partner or a group, take turns telling a story. Each person tells a sentence to continue the story. Variations are each person says one word or pairs a noun and verb to tell the story.
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