Little Lost Puppy
Paint Picture and Story by: Priscilla Wade

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    Lanie is a four year old who has a puppy named Nelson.  She loves to play with him.  They play fetch, catch, and hide and seek.  One morning Lanie wakes up to find Nelson missing.  Lanie checks all over the house calling his name.  "Nelson, Nelson, where are you?"  She calls and calls him but she can not find him.  Lanie then goes into her backyard calling Nelson's name.  "Nelson, Nelson, where are you?"  Lanie begins to get upset so she tells her mother that she can not find Nelson.  Lanie's mother begins to look around the house with her.  Lanie is so upset, she goes to her room and begins to cry.  Nelson starts to bark from underneath her bed.  She jumps off her bed and looks under it.  Nelson greets her by licking her face.  Nelson was playing hide and seek with Lanie and she didn't even know it.  She yells to her mother that she found him.  "Mommy, I found Nelson!"  Lanie is so happy, that she gets Nelson's red ball and they go outside to play fetch together.

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)

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