Circle Stories

by Fourth Graders

March, 1996
Mrs. Bonnie Louden, teacher

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Brief Overview of Circle Story Project

by Bonnie Louden

Using a published children's book IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE by Laura Joffe Numeroff as a spring board for children to write their own stories, The story was read to the class. Together we noted how the beginning was also the ending and the story was a series of sequential events. The children were instructed to choose a character, list at least 5 events that could happen to their character and end their story the same way they began it. Once their story was typed, edited and printed, they were then ready to illustrate their story.

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