Picture and Story Designed by Brandin Brett
This is a story
about a little boy
named Jack. Jack is a five-year-old who is in Kindergarten.
Jack has blue eyes, brown hair, and freckles covering his
nose. He is a little boy that loves to go
outside! The first week of school was over and the weekend
had finally arrived. Jack couldn't wait to go outside! It
was Saturday morning and a rap-a-tap, rap-a-tap-tap-rap noise woke him
up. He got out of bed and went to his window. He pushed
back the curtains to see that the sky was dark and gray. It was
going to rain. "Of course," thought Jack, "the sun could always
come out." But all of a sudden, BOOM! came a loud roll of
thunder. "Oh no!" though Jack. "Now I'll never get to
go outside and play!"
Jack changed out of his pajamas and into some blue
jeans and a shirt. He walked downstairs to the kitchen where he
sat at the table and poured himself a bowl of Lucky Charms. He
was pouting and his mom asked him what was wrong. Jack gloomily
said "It's raining outside and I wanted to go out and play."
"Cheer up," said Jack's mom. "Just find something interesting to
do around the house." After Jack ate his cereal and put his
dishes in the sink, Jack wandered back upstairs to his bedroom to see
if he could find anything interesting to do. On the way to
his bedroom, he noticed the attic door to his left. Jack had
always been curious as to what was up in the attic. And what could be more
interesting than exploring a place that you've never seen!
Jack opened the door to the attic. It was dark inside. He
quickly turned on the light so he could see better. As Jack
looked around, there was nothing but old, dusty boxes piled
everywhere! Jack decided to pop open one of the boxes. In
it he found what looked to be a bunch of old clothes. They were
clothes that looked like a pirate would wear. So he put on a big
black hat with a large, white feather sticking out the top of it.
Then he found an eye patch and a pretend sword. He had quite an
imagination and played pretending to be a pirate hunting for a "lost
treasure" in the attic. Before Jack knew it, his mother was
calling him downstairs to eat lunch. He noticed that it was still
raining outside. His mother asked him if he was having fun
playing in the house and Jack replied "Yeah! Rainy days aren't
that bad after all!"
Critical thinking questinos to ask students that would change your
story to their story:
1. How would you change the main
2. Where would your story take place? (Setting)
3. What would happen to the main character in your story?
4. How would your story end? (Ending)