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Progressive Story Project (Fall 2011)
Participants (Fall 2011)
Progressive Stories (Spring 2011)
Participants (Spring 2011)
Progressive Stories (Fall 2010)
Participants (Fall 2010)
Progressive Stories (Spring 2010)
Participants (Spring 2010)
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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Lois Smethurst (Group 4)
Berwick Lodge Primary School
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Marjorie Miller (LA)
Skype - Hessler34
New Cumberland, PA, USA
Frances Willard Elementary School
Scranton, Pa, United States
Berkshire Country Day School
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Asia Pacific International School
Title (Given by the last class): The Adventure in the Jungle of Doom
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Once upon a time there were four children named Jack, Sophie, Rose, and Leigh. They lived in a small village near the Jungle. Jack was the oldest and he was very strong. He could lift boulders to make stepping stones across the river. Sophie and Rose were twins and they both loved animals and animals loved them. Leigh was the smallest but he was the smartest of the group of friends. One day when they were collecting firewood like they did every other day when they heard a strange sound deep in the jungle. Sophie and Rose instantly thought it must be an animal that was hurt. They knew they had to find where the sound was coming from. Leigh tried to warn them of the danger of going too far into the jungle but Jack said “Let’s go. I’ll protect you." The four friends started an amazing jungle adventure.
Before they left their small village, Polalula, they decided they needed some McDonald's to fill their bellies. After enjoying a value meal, they started off on their amazing journey through the jungle of doom. Their first obstacle was the Tsunami River. Everyone knows that tsunamis cause ENORMOUS waves. "Jack, what do we do?" shrieked Leigh. "No worries friends, I will lift the water to create a passageway for us." All of a sudden Jack did just that and everyone made it across safely. There was no time for celebration, for they were greeted by a saber tooth tiger!!! Everyone was full of fright, but Sophie and Rose. Right when he was about to attack, he caught sight of Sophie and Rose and bowed at their feet. His purr was so loud, that it shook the trees. Everyone was so relieved that they were not eaten by the tiger. After this experience, the tiger never left their side.
Sophie and Rose named the tiger Thunder and all of the children went off again to find what was making the mysterious sound deep in the jungle. While they were walking, they came across a dangerous rattlesnake ready to attack. Leigh took charge and put the rattlesnake into a trance by hypnotizing it. Everyone else ran for their lives, including Thunder. Leigh wasn't far behind. They ran until they were exhausted and hungry and needed to stop. Leigh said, "We can eat some bugs to survive." Sophie and Rose said, "Ewwww." "We still have some french fries", they said. "We'll eat them and give some to Thunder." Jack said, "Leigh that's a great idea, let's find some bugs." So Jack and Leigh searched for some bugs to eat while Sophie and Rose enjoyed their fries with Thunder. Their bellies were bulging and it was getting dark out. They found a nice, cozy area to sleep for the night. Sophie and Rose were woken up by Thunder licking their faces. All of the sudden they heard the mysterious sound not far away. Sophie, Rose and Thunder quickly woke up Jack and Leigh to continue their journey through the jungle to find what was making the mysterious sound. They kept getting closer and closer.
Leigh looks up and says “guys?” and a black, hairy, red-eyed spider that was twenty-foot across jumps down and lands in front of them. Thunder bites one of its legs so they can escape. They run through the tangled legs of the spider. They see in front of them a field full of junk and a crashed plane. Next to the plane is a cage and in the cage is a gorilla making the mysterious sound. Leigh pulls out a rope. Sophie and Rose get some bananas and mangoes. They hear a “boom!” and turn around and see something big and black. It is the spider crashing towards them. Jack swiftly breaks the bars of the cage. Sophie and Rose talk to the gorilla to get him on the plane. The four friends, with Thunder and the gorilla, jump on the plane and find out that it works. Leigh takes the controls of the plane with Jack as his co-pilot.
The plane started off and they all cheered, “Hurray! Back to Polalula!” But they weren’t aware of the spider that was stuck above the plane. Suddenly all of them heard a queer noise coming from above the plane. The gorilla started to panic and shook his head. He grabbed bananas they collected earlier and started to throw them out the window. Sophie and Rose said, “Throw harder!” But the spider was way too strong to fall off from the plane. Leigh continued to control the plane and Jack dug into his pocket and said, “Hey! I still have some bugs left over from the jungle. Can we use these bugs to shoo-off the spider?” Sophie and Rose agreed but were scared to touch the bugs. They asked Thunder to throw the bugs for them. Thunder nodded twice and slid the bugs out the window. The spider started to drool and chased after the bugs! “Whew!” Everyone was relieved but another problem appeared. “Guys? Isn’t that a cumulonimbus cloud above us?” asked Rose. “Uh-oh, it…” Before Sophie could finish her sentence, lightning came along with wind and rain. Leigh turned back and cried, “It’s so hard to steer!” Jack noticed a huge tree in front of them. “Leigh, watch out for that oak tree!” Everyone screamed, “Ahhhhh----!”
“Oooouch!” Jack opened his eyes. His saber tooth tiger doll was lying right next to him. He rolled over from his bed to meet up with his friends. When he ran over to the village jungle, Sophie, Rose, and Leigh were all waiting for him. They all started to talk at once, “I had a nightmare…!” BUZZZ…. They heard a mysterious sound coming from the jungle. The four children looked at each other with widened eyes. “Don’t go!” shrieked Sophie and Rose. But Jack and Leigh started to walk deeper into the jungle…
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