1. Use at least 1 compound sentence.
2. Have 8 or more sentences in your story.
3. It is okay to use dialogue, but add some narration too. (Example of dialogue from Seal Surfer: "Look, Grandad!" Ben cried. "The seal is injured.")
4. Good stories usually have a beginning, a middle, and a fantastic end.
To kick things off, here is a story that I wrote:
- First I brainstormed some characters and their personalities. Jack is a third grade boy who knows a lot of facts about sports. His friend, Jason, knows a lot of facts about presidents. Here is the story of their disagreement.
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"Books about sports are way better than books about presidents!" exclaimed Jack.
"No, books about presidents are best," remarked Jason.
The boys had been arguing for hours. Jason said, "No to sports books". Jack said," No to president books". Then Jack's mom said it was time to go to sleep. Jack's mom didn't know anything about the fight, so she didn't know that she might just be better off bringing Jason home. In the morning they fought for a couple hours. "How about we just say sports books are not better than presidents books and presidents books are not better than sports books!" exclaimed Jason. "Ok" sighed Jack. They were friends again and both of them were happy. They realized that it is okay for people to still be friends when they don't share the same opinions!
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Have you ever written a story?
What was it about?
Did you have to meet specific guidelines in your story?