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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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Debbie Campbell (Class 1)
Bellaire, Texas USA
Story paragraph is written
Stacy Hodges (Class 15)
Zachary, LA, USA
Prairie Ridge Elementary
Shawnee, KS, USA
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Birmingham, AL, USA
Birmingham, AL USA
All that is Good
Start your story here:
Sam never expected that one day he would open his closet and find his grandfather holding a baby polar bear. “Sam, I am so glad that you found me. I need your help,” said Grandpa Tom. Sam slowly stepped back and let Grandpa come out of the closet. Grandpa set the polar bear down on the carpet. The polar bear ran back into the closet and stopped long enough to look back at Sam and his grandpa and then motion for them to follow him. Behind the hamper was a hole in the wall that led to an ice slide. Living in Alaska it wasn’t unusual to see an ice slide, however this was no ordinary slide! Sam followed closely behind Grandpa.
Grandpa cautiously steps onto slide but slips. Sam grabs Grandpa’s hand to help him up. They decide to go down the slide together. On their journey down the slide, they notice that are on top of Denali and sliding down its’ mountainous peaks. The slide twists and turns as Grandpa and Sam build up speed. As they near the end, they wonder how they will stop. They see the baby polar bear waiting for them, but the slide launches them high into the air where they land in the soft, powdery snow. The baby bear rushes to help Grandpa and Sam. He tells them about how his family was killed and that polar bears are now a vulnerable species. He needs their help to save his friends.
Grandpa and Sam…
Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to assist with this mission. They went off with the polar bear and ran into a hunter and his igloo. The hunter quickly went to capture the polar bear, but Sam and Grandpa stopped him in his tracks. They wanted nothing to happen to the polar bear, but they knew they had to act quickly. Sam realized that there was a crack in the igloo. The hunter requested their help, but they refused until he promised them he wouldn’t hurt the polar bear. The hunter shook on the deal and all three worked diligently until the crack was complete.
When Sam and Grandpa turned around, they saw hundreds of ferocious dogs coming their way. Coming out of the hunter’s hand was some of type of light that was attracting these vicious dogs. It wasn’t a deal at all; it was some type of trap. As Sam and Grandpa cuddled the polar bear, they couldn’t believe their eyes.
It was a bright light that began to shine around Grandpa and Sam. The light was so bright no one could see anything. The light reminded Sam of an old bedtime story about a god of Alaska. His name is Torngask. He is a good god who helped nature and mankind. He would watch over the animals and protect them from danger. He made sure that the natural resources of Alaska were used wisely. Sam never really believed in those stories but this had to be really real. Maybe the god Torngask would pick up the baby polar bear and protect him. Maybe he would take the polar bear family to safety. The light was getting closer and the frightened hunter's dogs ran away. The hunter stood there in complete and utter shock. A
As it got closer Sam realized it was a bear coming from the bright light. Grandpa Tom grasped both Sam and the polar bear close to him. Rather than being frightened though, Sam had a great sense of peace. The hunter stood stunned by the bear, dropping his weapon. The bear's voice thundered "I am here to protect all that is good; Hunter, you are not showing the goodness of a true hunter." Suddenly the Hunter was still, scared, of this bear. Torngasak turned to Grandpa Tom, "Come with me; I am Torngasak and will take you to safety. The crack in the igloo became a portal and they were transported to a field of ice and snow. Polar bear families filled the area. Torngasak turned to the polar bear, "Choose a family you wish to join; I am here to protect your species, I will watch over all of you." Grandpa Tom, Sam, and Torngasak watched as the polar bear happily joined in with a new group of polar bears. Grandpa Tom and Sam felt they had completed the reason for their adventure and were eager to go home. A star of light came from Torngasak's claw and they were home again. With just a memory of Torngasak and the polar bear.
Slowly Sam woke up. Why was he in his closet? He slightly opened the door and peeked through the crack. Daylight was showing through. He opened the door and walked out. Grandpa Tom was nowhere around. Sam was in his pajamas. Lying on the floor was a book of Inuit Gods he was studying for school. The page was turned to Torngasak. The whole thing a dream; maybe or maybe not?
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