Progressive Story 20
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 me. The pictures should illustrate events in the section that your class wrote.

Please visit the Instructions Page for more information.

If you would like to share any contact information please feel free to add it to the chart. This way your classes have a chance to actually "meet" some of the students that collaborate on their story.

Please feel free to make corrections to your name/school/location or add the names of teachers if you are working with someone on this project.

Contact info
Due Date
Check when Finished
Beverly Lax
Three Bridges
Readington, New Jersey, USA
October 23
Completed on 10/22/2010
Mitzi De Leon
Lighthouse International School
San Jose, Costa Rica
October 30
Completed and posted
Oct. 26, 2010
Sue Henke
Skype - shenke12
Fairview Elementary
New Cumberland, PA, USA
November 6
Completed on 11/5/10
Brad Groenewold
Skype- Mrsbalck
St. Stephens
2. 740 Gladstone SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
November 13
Completed on 11/11/10
Liz Shinsky
(Class 6)
can Skype
Dater School
Ramsey, NJ, USA
November 20
Completed on 11/17/10

Title (given by the last class to write): Max Goes Missing

Type your story here:

“Hurray! Today is the day I’ve been waiting for,” Lizzie screamed as she jumped out of bed. It was a cool, crisp autumn day in the town of Lennon where Lizzie and her mom lived. The morning started out just as planned. Lizzie and her mom woke up, ate breakfast, and got dressed. She and her mom were extremely happy about picking up their new puppy Max. They could hardly contain their excitement as they hopped into the car and headed straight for the Lennon Animal Shelter where Max was waiting. The drive to the shelter seemed to take forever. When they arrived at the shelter, Lizzie and her mom searched for Max’s cage, but when they found it, they noticed something strange. The cage was empty. Where was Max?

Lizzie and her mom, afraid that they would be unable to find Max, searched for him in every nook and cranny of the animal shelter. The manager at the shelter was puzzled because he clearly recalled a little man with a slip of parchment paper on which it was written: "Allow me to take possession of the puppy, Max. I have been assigned to take Max to Lizzie." The manager also noticed that on the little man's shirt there was a tag that said: Wonka Inc., Oompa-Loompa N°23. He thought this was very unusual and out of the ordinary, so he told the little man that he didn't know where Max was. Lizzie and her mom could feel the desperation rising up inside their hearts, so they got a picture of Max and scampered out to scatter posters of Max all over town. The next day, Lizzie jumped out of bed with one thought on her mind: "I'm going to find my puppy today". As she walked around the town she noticed that the posters of Max were smeared with chocolate. Lizzie also noticed little foot prints leading to and from the posters. On the ground, close to one of the posters, there was a Willy Wonka Chocolate wrap, just on top of one of the footprints. Lizzie thought "What does this mean? What does it have to do with Max?"

"Poor Max," thought Lizzie. Lizzie decided to take the candy wrapper to the police. While she waited, one of the policemen came and said, "We've had reports of similar problems. We are just as concerned as you. We have patrolled the entire neighborhood and have noticed a very suspicious factory." Lizzie decided to take the initiative and headed out the door. She hurried through town watching for more footprints. All of a sudden, a towering gold building appeared. When she reached the front door it was locked. While she was pondering what to do, she felt something hard under the doormat. She lifted the mat and discovered a large golden key. She tried the lock and it worked! When Lizzie entered and looked around, she couldn't believe her eyes! From the floor to the 50-foot ceiling chocolate was everywhere. Cases and cases of chocolate bars all stamped with a gold "W.W."

"Could this mean what I think it means?" Lizzie wondered.

Lizzie entered the room. As she walked around she saw many doors and candy wrappers. As she continued to walk, she bumped into an Oompa Loompa. “Eeeek!” she screamed “Aaah!” The Oompa Loompa yelled. Lizzie turned to run and crashed into a wall of chocolate. The Oompa Loompa dashed off to find Mr. Willy Wonka. Lizzie saw in front of her an oddly shaped brown lump. “MAX!” she screamed as she got up and ran to it. But when she neared Max she realized it was a chocolate dog that looked like Max. Then she remembered the scary looking Oompa Loompa. Lizzie turned and ran, but as she did she slipped on a bar of bubble gum soap. She feel and bumped her head. When she awoke she saw something startling.

There was Max, shaking and wagging his tail. He was being held by a man with a tall black hat with a big W on it. He was smiling ear to ear and said “Welcome to the chocolate factory, darling!” “What do you want from me?” asked Lizzie. “I want you to take your dog back, I was using him as a chocolate model” replied the man. Lizzie’s mind was racing and she didn’t know how to reply to him. She knew for sure she had to get Max in her possession. Cautiously, Lizzie reaches out to take Max from the man. He gently places Max in her arms. As soon as he does, he disappears and Oompa-Loompa N°23 is standing in his place. Lizzie turns to run. Oompa-Loompa N°23 grabs her hand and leads her out of the building. Lizzie trips as she runs out of the building and feels herself falling. The next thing she knows, she wakes up in her bed with Max sleeping soundly at her feet. As she lifts her head off the pillow, she hears a rustling noise under her pillow. She picks up her pillow and notices a certificate of ownership for Max. On the bottom was a note that was written in chocolate said: good luck with your puppy.