Vocabulary: Create a Story
Materials: Paper, pencils
What to Do
Write a list of vocabulary words on the board or on a piece of chart paper.
Assign each student a word from the list.
1. Review the meaning of the vocabulary words on the list.
Today, we will become more familiar with our vocabulary words by using them in a story.
2. Choose a student to help you model the activity. Complete each step together with the class.
We are going to work together to write a story using all of these words. The first person will write a sentence using his or her word.
Let the student write the opening sentence.
Then, it will be the second student’s turn. He/ she will add to the story by writing a sentence using his/her word. We will continue until everyone has written a sentence in the story.
3. Have students create their story together.
Now, it is your turn to create a story. Remember to use your word in your sentence.
4. Walk around to monitor students’ performance. As a wrap-up, you may read the story out loud to the group or to the whole class.
For Advanced Students:
Assign these students two words to use in either one or two sentences.
For Struggling Students:
Have these students tell you the meaning of their word before they write their sentence.
For ELL Students:
ELL students may be able to say a sentence with their assigned word but may need assistance writing it down.