Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Tale Trail: A Collaborative Story

Thank you to our friend, Mr Avery, for organizing this project and creating this post for us! 

In the coming weeks, we'll be taking part in a collaborative project called The Tale Trail. Classes will be joining together to write and illustrate a story through their blogs. It will start with one class writing the first part of the story and posting it to their blog. Then, the next class will read the beginning of the story and add on to it through their blog. We'll continue until we get to the last class. They'll put the finishing touches on it and wrap the whole story up!
Each class will have 3 school days to work on their portion of the story. At the bottom of each post, there will be links to the parts of the story that have already been done as well as the next part of the story once it's finished. In order to read the whole thing, you'll be taken on a journey through the blogs of all six classes. Down below you'll be able to find the dates around when each class should be posting their portion of the story. You can also see a map showing the locations of all the classes.

Of course one of the most important story elements are plot, characters, and setting. The plot is what takes place in a story. The characters are who is in the story. The setting is when the story takes place. As of right now, all of that is missing from ours! We need your help in voting for what our story will be about. Use the poll below to vote for your favorite story topic. Voting will close on Saturday, May 5th. Then, check Mr. Salsich's class blog next week to find out what topic was chosen as they kick off the first part of the project!

What topic did you vote for and why?

What's your favorite part about writing a story?

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