Today, we sat around the campfire and I threw out a few story starters.
*We all sitting around the campfire, warming up and making s'mores, when all of a sudden...
*It was breakfast time and we were drinking our hot cocoa when we heard...
*I couldn't believe what happened the day a skunk came to camp.
We told our stories together, asking different kids for ideas. I would ask questions like, "Then, what happened?" or "What happened next?" or "How did it end?" These questions led kids to keep going with their ideas and also show how stories have a beginning, middle, and end.
In the end, we wrote some of stories. The kids had a great time at Camp Read A Lot today!
(P.S. - I love our new campfire! Thank you to Mrs. Woods!)