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Progressive Story 2
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.
If you would like to share information about you email address, Skype name, iChat name, etc., please feel free to do so. Some teachers mentioned that they would like to actually "meet" some of the students that collaborate on their story.
St. Louis, MO, USA
Mt. Zion Elementary
Lewisberry, PA, USA
Red Mill Elementary
Etters, PA, USA
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
yes (sorry it is late!)
Mrs. Carol Noble
West Manheim Elementary
Hanover, PA, USA
In Brazil it got really cold. People put on shorts and went outside. It was freezing! Some of the poor kids who went outside to play got hypothermia. Their doctors weren't good enough to help them. The kids got very sick. They felt bad!
Some of them got so sick they could do nothing. It was a very bad thing and some almost died. Soon other people got the bad disease. The cold got colder and more people got sick. It was very bad. People were very sad and some of the people used a kind of medicine to stop the kids from getting sick.
We are so fortunate that Dr. Philips came from the United States to introduce this innovative medicine to us,” said Dr. Lightner from
Dr. Thompson replied, “Yes, we are fortunate. I’m
relieved that the medicine is working and that most people are getting back on their feet. Even Tabitha and Jack are finally feeling better.”
Meanwhile, Tabitha and Jack Thompson were eagerly eating breakfast at their house under the tender care of Grandma Pat. This was the first time in five days that they were out of bed. Mrs. Thompson, their mother, was teaching Social Studies at the local high school. Their father, Dr. Thompson, was busy at the hospital helping to administer medicine to children who came down with a terrible life-threatening disease.
After cleaning up breakfast, Grandma Pat began folding laundry. She took notice to Tabitha and Jack longingly peering out the kitchen window. With a strange twinkle in her eye and a slight smile, she turned to the children and suggested, “I know you both are looking forward to returning to school. Perhaps you can find something enjoyable to do in your room- a board game, a book, who knows.”
Sure, Grandma,” they soberly replied in unison. Tabitha and Jack hopped off the window seat and headed upstairs to their bedroom that they shared. When they arrived, Tabitha glanced at Jack and asked, “Hey, did you leave the closet door open?” “No. Did you?” Jack responded. “No, silly. That’s why I asked you in the first place,” giggled Tabitha. Then, as if they knew what the other was thinking, they stopped and looked at each other in a puzzled manner.
All of a sudden, Jack exclaimed, “Let’s go check it out!” Tabitha reluctantly agreed.
Slowly, Jack and Tabitha walked into the dark, mysterious, and quiet closet. All of a sudden, they hear a creaking sound. "Oh, no, what is that sound?" whispered Tabitha to Jack. "Hurry, let's get out of here! The floor is falling." screamed Jack. But, the door was locked. C-R-A-C-K! the floor broke and Tabitha and Jack were falling, falling, falling.
Thump! Thump! Tabitha and Jack land hard on the ground. "Ow, ow, get off of me." said Tabitha. "Where are we?" "Clop, clop". "Shhh, I hear something coming", said Jack. "Let's hide behind this large stone wall." Peeking from behind the wall, Jack and Tabitha see knights coming towards them. The knights were just a little bit taller than Tabitha and Jack. They were wearing heavy metal armor, a helmet with a shield covering their face, and carrying a long sharp sword. "Come out from behind the wall." demanded the leader. Jack and Tabitha start running as fast as they can, but the knights were close behind. Gasping and out of breath, Tabitha and Jack stop running and yell, "We
surrender." Two of the knights grab Jack and Tabitha and pull them up onto their white horses. Jack and Tabitha wondered, "What is going to happen to us?"
Tabitha and Jack traveled far away with the knights. They were put into a dark, damp dungeon. They were tired, hungry, and scared. Finally, they were brought to see the King and Queen of Atlantis. The King and Queen demanded that Tabitha and Jack become knights to help save the children of Atlantis from a horrible illness. Tabitha and Jack helped cure almost all of the sick children. They knew how to do it by learning from their dad. Now that their work was done, they wanted to go back home. How could they convince the King and Queen to let them leave?
Jack and Tabitha challenge the King and Queen of Atlantis to a one on one basketball game.
First team to score 100 wins.
If Jack and Tabitha win, they may return to their home in Brazil, but if they lose they must remain in Atlantis forever. The King and Queen accept the challenge.
All of Atlantis will be watching!
On the day of the game, Jack and Tabitha get ready for the game.
They are very nervous as they walk out onto the court.
The crowd was booing.
Jack and Tabitha’s hearts sank.
As the King and Queen entered the stadium, and walked onto the court, the crowd started cheering and chanting, “Go, go King and Queen.”
Jack and Tabitha wondered if they had any chance of winning.
The whistle blew.
The game started.
Jack and Tabitha scored points right away, but the King and Queen did the same.
The game was neck and neck until the 4th quarter.
The score was tie and King and Queen had the ball.
The King passed the ball to the Queen, but Jack swooped in and intercepted the ball.
He swiftly ran down the court with the King and Queen racing ahead of him.
Thinking quickly, he passed the ball to Tabitha.
Tabitha froze, her mind rushing for an idea.
She turned and started to run towards the opposite hoop, confusing her opponents.
The King and Queen thought she was a silly banana and didn’t know what she was doing.
The King and Queen didn’t bother to catch Tabitha.
But, Tabitha knew what she had to do.
She turned sharply center court.
She planted her feet firmly.
She looked at the distance to the basket and judged how far and how fast she had to go.
In a split second, she charged the basket hoop passing everyone in a blur.
She leaped for the basket, hanging there for a moment, and sank the ball into the hoop.
The game was won.
The crowded cheered.
The King and Queen congratulated the winners.
Jack and Tabitha were free to leave Atlantis and travel back to Brazil.
To make their journey home, the people of Atlantis gave them their most prized possession, the team of magical Super Seahorses to ride home.
Jack and Tabitha were thankful.
They knew they would miss their new friends in Atlantis, but were anxious to go home.
They mounted their seahorses and rode off across the ocean waves.
Around sunset, they saw the shores of Brazil in the distance, and knew they were soon home.
As they approached the shimmering coastline of Brazil, the waves crashed around them.
When they looked down, the Sea Horses changed to sea foam and dissolved away.
Jack and Tabitha swam to the shoreline.
They were home. They couldn’t wait to hug their father, and taste Grandma Pat’s cookies.
There’s no place like home!
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