When it came time to teaching creative story writing, the Budding Authors and Artists reflected on their summer vacations. They learned the important skill of story mapping, and then gave a real summer experience a twist of adventure. Can you tell where Charlotte's (3rd grade) story went from non-fiction to fantasy and creativity? I hope you enjoy this tall tale as much as I did!
The Fishing Trip
By Charlotte (3rd grade)
It was a crazy 4th of July last summer. I went swimming at the White River with my Gramma and Grampa.
I saw a huge rock, so I swam over to it It was a long river, so it took me a while to get there. But I did. I climbed up the rock. Then I slid down it. It was a pretty bumpy ride, but at least it had wet moss on it.
Suddenly, I saw a witch jump out of the bushes! She waved her wand at me, and ran away.
I started glowing in a goldish color. When I stopped glowing, I was a dragon! I had a ten foot wingspan. I was all gold with two spiky horns in the middle of the back of my head, as well as the top of my head. Then I realized I was a golden dragon! (I mean like the type of dragon.) I could breathe anything that's valuable, plus fire!
My gramma and grampa saw the whole thing. "Are you okay?" they asked.
"I'm fine," I said. "And just to let you know, we're rich. I can breathe gold and anything valuable."
My gramma and grampa rode home on me. (I had to carry the car in my claws.)
My family got rich because I just made 100,000 diamonds. My family became famous for having a dragon.