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Progressive Story Project (Fall 2011)
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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:Sue Bailey
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St. Giles School
Oak Park, IL
√ Finished 10/29
Regina, SK, Can
Title (Given by the last class): Door 2011
Start your story here:
On October 28,1950 there was a class having a Halloween Party. They had the entire grade at this event. Some kids were dressed as pumpkins, some as bunnies. The boys and girls got bored, so they left. They were walking and passed an old abandoned hotel called the Keno de Toten. Everyone wondered why it was broken down. They decided to go inside and saw ghosts, dead bunnies, and rotten pumpkins. Below them they found a time machine and decided to come back the next morning and find out why it was shut down.The next morning Billy Joe, his sister Mercedes, and his red-headed brother Elmo returned to the hotel. Their pet goat, Geoff was with them, as always. Their reputation for trouble was as bad as their cousins, the Herdmans. Suddenly, a door opened in the hotel, and they followed Geoff into a long hall. Mercedes said, "Look at all these doors, with pictures on them. Who is that?" pointing at the door 1776. "What funny names! Who is that guy?" Mercedes turned the handle of the door labeled "2011". Her brothers followed her inside. As they walked in, they felt like they were falling through a hole in the wall. They were in a time vortex. The whole hotel was a time machine. They were caught in a time vortex! They saw their future flash before their eyes in images of Gene Simmons and Michael Jackson. They finally felt things quit moving and opened the door. They found themselves on the movie set of
Jack and Jill
, starring Adam Sandler. Mr. Sandler was standing in front of them.
“Hello!” said Mr. Sandler. “Who are you?” Mercedes started to babble nervously, so Elmo butted in. “I am Elmo, this is Mercedes and Billy Joe.” Mr. Sandler still wasn’t satisfied. “What is your business here?” They had as many questions as Mr. Sandler did. They don’t know what their business is because the vortex brought them, they didn’t come willingly. Suddenly Gene Simmons and Michael Jackson crept up behind Adam Sandler. Adam Sandler turned around and challenged them to prove if they were really Gene Simmons and Michael Jackson. He asks Michael Jackson to moon walk and sing “Billie Jean”. “Michael” starts to sing “Billie Joe” instead of “Billie Jean” and trips over his feet while trying to moon walk. They look at each other in shock. Next, Adam asks Gene Simmons to do his rendition of “Screamo”. No luck.
Amazingly Billie Joe realizes these characters are fraud when Gene Simmons start to sweat nervously and his makeup begins to run. It reveals one of their cousins, the Herdmans. Their cousin points to Michael Jackson and says “the jig is up”. “We need to get home before dinner. Mr. Sandler, would you like to join us?” “Hurry while the 2011 door is still open.” “Vortex, take us back.”
There is no place like home.
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