Deep inside the ocean there lived a
fish named Sally. She was a very beautiful pink fish with green polka
dots all over her body. Sally was five years old and the smallest fish
in her school. At Oceanreef Elementary Sally was always teased about
her size. Oceanreef Elementary was the biggest school in the ocean.
Many great athletes have graduated from this school.
One hot summer day Sally and the rest of her
classmates were playing outside next to the Coral Reef. All of the
students were playing a game called Shellball. Shellball is played by
moving a seashell, with your fins, from one fish to another. Joby, one
of Sally's classmates, hit the Shellball so hard that it bounced out of
the water and over the reef. There was no way to get over the reef
since the reef was sticking out of the top water. There was one small
crack in the reef wall but none of the fish could fit through the
hole. Except for Sally.
Sally was sitting alone on the bench next to the
reef wall. All of her classmates were yelling at Joby for hitting the
ball so hard. Sally slowly swam over to the rest of her class and very
shyly said, "Maybe I can get the ball." The class turned to Sally in
amazement because they had not thought about her being able to get the
ball. Sally began to swim towards the hole in the wall. She pushed and
pushed herself but she couldn't get through the hole. So all of the
fish got behind Sally and helped push. She popped right out the other
side, picked up the shellball, and swam back through the hole. Everyone
started clapping and cheering. From that day on Sally was always part
of the team and was never picked on again.
for Lesson Using Critical Thinking
sharing your creative writing story with your students, have
your students use their critical thinking skills to answer the
following questions to write or dictate their story. After
writing their stories, have the students draw a picture using the Paint
program to illustrate their story.
Critical thinking questions to
ask students that would change your
story to their story:
1. How would you change the
main character? (Introduction)
2. Where would your story take
3. What would happen to the
main character in your story? (Plot)
4. How would your story end?
|Jodi's Picture: Jodi said
that she would change the story to be about a flower who cannot grow
The flower lives in a garden adn someone comes along and sprinkles
magic dust on her and makes her grow bigger adn brighter than all the
other flowers in the garden.
|Dalton Picture: Dalton said that
he would change the story to be about a bird who falls out of his nest
and cannot fly.
The story would tell about how the baby bird attempts to fly. The
setting of the story is on the nature trail behind the Bacon County