Give students a chance to get creative by collaboratively building narrative stories one word and one sentence at a time, which lets them practice listening, sequencing and fluency in addition to writing. To begin, have the students sit in a circle. Explain that everyone will participate in telling a story by contributing one word; you may find it helpful to give them a topic to work within. Start the story off with the first word, and then have the story continue around for a predetermined length of time. Set a time limit for choosing individual words, as well, so that students must think quickly.
Give feedback; then increase the difficulty by having students contribute an entire sentence. Once they’ve produced an entire story collaboratively, have each student write his or her own version to have a written text for feedback.