- Fortunately by Remy Charlip
Set Up and PrepareAsk the students if they have ever had an experience that started out good and then turned bad or a bad experience that a turned out good.
Have the students predict what will happen next in the story. Will it be a fortunate event or an unfortunate event?
Have the students rewrite the story using their own events or adventures.
In a small group, have students write a group story where one student writes a good event, the next student adds on a bad event, a third student changes it to a good event, and a fourth student changes it to a bad event. Keep taking turns until they decide on a final ending.
Supporting All Learners
I would stipulate that the unfortunate part of the students' own stories cannot be violent.
The students could type their stories using a word processor. llustrations could be made using KidPix.
The students could create a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation of their story.
The students could make puppets and act their story out.
Keynote - http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/iwork/
PowerPoint - http://www.microsoft.com/products/