Squiggle Stories!

When I did my student teaching in 1st grade, my mentor teacher (who was fabulous!) had this as a fun little writing project. I have used it every year in 5th grade and my students love it.

The 1st thing the students do is turn their squiggle into a picture. Then, they write a story about their picture. Simple!

Rachelle and I thought it would be fun to try this out on both our 1st and 5th graders and see how they turned out!

1st grade example from Mrs. Smith's class:
She called this a Pegasus!  How creative!
A cute Kangaroo
The snake in the backyard! Sounds like a book title

Here's some examples from my 5th grade class:

This snake is looks almost exactly like Rachelle's example.
 This one is all about bunnies.
Look at the detail in this submarine picture!
This is about 2 penguins.

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This pack includes 4 different squiggle designs plus 1 blank template. I have provided both a younger grades version with writing lines and an upper grades version with plain lines. (10 pages total.) Use the squiggle lines provided, or draw your own squiggle on the template before you makes copies, or let students draw their own squiggles. Either way, they will have a fun time doing this writing activity.

This is great to have on hand for substitutes (perfect for emergency sub plans!), to use as fast finishers, or add it as an option for your writer's workshop. 

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