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Progressive Story Project (Fall 2011)
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Progressive Stories (Spring 2011)
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Progressive Stories (Fall 2010)
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Voicethreads (Spring 2010)
Progressive Stories (Fall 2009)
Progressive Stories (Spring 2009)
Stories and Voicethreads
Your class will be writing ONE group paragraph(s) for the story (not each student). The first class will write the intro paragraph(s). Then the next class will read the paragraph(s) and decide how they want to continue the story. This will continue until the last class on the list writes the ending and gives the story a title. Your paragraph(s) will be typed onto this Wiki page. You will also need to send (email as .jpg) the 3 pictures to your Teacher Leader. The pictures should illustrate events in the section that your class wrote.
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Teacher Leader: Vicky Sedgwick
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St. Martin's Episcopal School
Chad Lehman/Michele Rabideau
Horace Mann Elementary
West Allis, WI
Done Nov. 11
Done Nov. 7
Fairview Elementary School
New Cumberland, PA
Done Nov. 17
Presbyterian Day School
Done Dec. 5th
Title (Given by the last class):???
Story #28 VoiceThread
Start your story here:
Once there was a big black and white dog named Brody. Brody wanted to get picked out of the shelter. Brody was a bad dog. He tried to be good but it never worked out. One day, Brody got chosen by an evil lady named Charlotte. He was so scared that he was howling in the car. Charlotte told him to “Be Quiet!”
When they got to Charlotte’s house, Brody escaped from the leash and ran into a room. It was an evil lab! Suddenly there was a huge earthquake. A potion on the edge of the table fell over and the liquid poured onto the ground. Brody drank the magic drink. It made him good. It tasted like mud. He did not like it so he tried to spit it out but Charlotte tried to stop him. Brody tried to escape from the house but the doors had secret pass codes.
Brody searches and searches for another way out so he can escape from the evil Charlotte. Unexpectedly, he discovers a window in Charlotte's room was broken during the earthquake. He leaps through the sharp edges of the broken glass and lands outside in a disgusting smelly dumpster. "Ew, this isn't much better than being trapped in Charlotte's house," says Brody. "WOW! I can talk now. This is awesome, but I'd better be quiet so Charlotte doesn't hear me."
Meanwhile, Charlotte is searching everywhere for Brody when she at last hears a sound from the outside in the dumpster. She investigates...
When Charlotte looks into the dumpster all she sees is a brown and red haired pup. "That's not my dog!" she exclaims as she runs off to retrieve Brody. Meanwhile the brown and red haired dog scrambles out of the dumpster. He races into a nearby park and frolicks in the chilly duck pond. Well, what do you know? It is Brody! He had turned brown and red from sitting in some smelly coffee grounds and sticky spaghetti sauce while he was in the disgusting dumpster. Now he was back to his old self, with black and white fur because of his little splash around in the park pond.
Back on grass surrounding the water, Brody is feeling very strange. Perhaps it is from the nasty liquid he drank back in Charlotte's evil lab. His back is beginning to ache and he could swear it feels like he has something growing between his shoulders. All of a sudden, he discovers that he has sprouted gigantic wings.
Brody did not even know what to think when he saw the wings on his back. "I wonder if these things will let me fly," thinks Brody. So, he decides to try. Brody starts to flap his wings and lifts tentatively off the ground. Slowly, he starts to get the hang of flying. He begins to soar through the air, but he forgot to look where he was going. He flew straight into a tree. CRASH!!! Leaves and branches flew everywhere. Birds squawked and squirrels ran away quickly. Dazed and confused by the crash, Brody starts to wander through the park.
Suddenly he hears the shriek of Charlotte coming into the park. "Where is my mutt?" screams Charlotte.
"Should I dig a hole, or should I try to fly away again?" thought Brody. He decides to go with flying. Brody got a running start and lifted off into the air. He flew over Charlotte's ugly head, laughing the whole way. But, once again, Brody forgot to look where he was going...
Crash! Smash! Boom! Bang! Pow! Brody slammed into the side of an animal control truck. Dazed and confused, scared and amazed, Brody found himself in the middle of the street, asking, “Kidnapped, earthquake, magic potion, talking, and wings, what just happened?” As his blurry vision began to clear he saw Charlotte running toward him. As she leaned down toward him, Brody decides to jump into the back of the animal control truck leaving Charlotte in the dust.
Meanwhile, back at the pound, a little girl is looking for her lost black and white dog.
On the way to the pound, Brody thinks, “If only I wasn’t bad and hadn’t chased the neighbor’s cat, I would have never ended up in the pound or at Charlotte’s.” The animal control truck pulls into the pound and Brody sees the little girl, who is his owner. The doors open and Brody runs out into the arms of the little girl. From that day forward, Brody never chased after a cat again.
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