the story Chocolatina, I rewrote the beginning and end of
the story and typed it up in Apple Works. I saved and printed
the template for the students to fill out. Then, they chose a
food they really liked and created their own “Chocolatina”
story. Each student, with the help of a fifth grade buddy, came
up with three problem/solutions on their own. Then, the students
opened the template in AppleWorks and filled in the blanks
(character name / food type) along with typing the middle of the
story (their three problem/solutions). Finally, the pages were
edited, printed, bound and illustrated.
some samples of the student work. These pages were taken from
the middle of each story because they were expected to create
their own problems and solutions.
sample is from the story Graleah by Aleah. She wrote about a
girl who turned into a grape.
sample is from the story Strawbeth by Beth. She wrote about a
girl who turned into a strawberry.
example is from Chocolabethan by Ethan. He wrote about a boy who
turned into a chocolate bar.
many other great examples to view. Check them out on our
They can be found under the “Spotlight” link.
again for this wonderful opportunity. The kids really enjoyed
working on their writing projects!