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5th Grade - Write a Story

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Create a well-developed story or passage summary, as well as personal reflections and imaginative writing samples. 0501.3.7


Links verified on 9/2/2014


  1. Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details - online 2 question quiz; self checking [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Magic Mirror - creative lesson plan; "SEE" a story that explains something about your life and times.
  4. Make a Long Story Short - Summarize passage with correct choice. online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Story Starters - Here's a quick writing activity to try every day. First generate a creative story starter. Pick a format: notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard. Four levels are available: pick 4th-6th
  6. Sum it Up! - a worksheet to print for your students to use in summarizing - A suggestion from the worksheet tells students "Imagine you only have $2.00, and each word you use will cost you 10 cents." An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Sum it Up! - Instructions - instructions for students before they use the summarizing worksheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Summary vs. Critique - explanation of what each does and does not do [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. Tales of the Talking Toothbrush - lesson plan; Imagine its problems, feelings, and secret desires. Then do one of these activities [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  11. Test Tutor - read the passages and pick the best summary This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Writing a Branching Story Using Excel - a step by step module on writing with Excel
    1. Billy Bear - [sample of a branching story] a simple story with several possible endings depending on the decisions a reader makes [in the form of an Excel workbook] This is an Excel workbook to download
    2. The Town Witch - [sample of a branching story] a story with several possible endings depending on the decisions a reader makes [in the form of an Excel workbook] This is an Excel workbook to download
  13. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  14. Writing a Personal Narrative - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  15. Writing a Persuasive Essay - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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