Lesson Plan Title : Story Race

Age Range: Grade 3 through Grade 5 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : Whether it is a mystery or a fairytale, students will have fun putting the words they have learned into a story!

Objective: The student will be able to work with other students to make a story using all the vocabulary words.


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Divide the class into teams. Have the first student of each team start a story using the first vocabulary word. When they have finished, they pass the paper to the next student who uses another vocabulary word. The story continues until all the words have been used. Each team then reads their story to the class. They get points for each word used correctly in a sentence that fits into the story.


Have a question and answer period after the stories have been read out loud. How do they differ? What types of stories are they (silly, adventurous, etc.)? To further the lesson, you could have students act out their stories.