Have To Go?
Story & Picture by Leah Wilkerson
is out of school for the
summer. He is excited about going to the beach. His family
goes every year, but this summer they have decided to go to Arizona to
visit their cousins. Johnny is really upset and does not want to
go because he knows it will be too hot with nothing to do, but he
has no choice but to go.
Johnny's family leave for their summer vacation.
They start their road trip to Arizona. Johnny is grumpy the whole
way there because he wanted to go to the beach. While traveling
they see lots of cactus', snakes, tumbleweeds, and creepy crawlers like
scorpions. The sun is blazing hot, and Johnny feels likes his
skin is on fire and wishes he was near the ocean, so he could jump in
the water. They finally reach their cousins home and to Johnny's
surprise, they have all sorts of activities for them to do.
Johnny is having fun and enjoying
himself in Arizona.
It came time for
Johnny and his family to go back to their home in California, but
did not want to go. He was sad all the way home and was going to
miss Arizona and the fun things to do there. He learned that he
could have fun, even if he was not at the beach.
Activity for Lesson Using Critical
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 place? (Setting)
3. What would happen to the main character in your story? (Plot)
4. How would your story end? (Ending)