Where a story takes place is called the SETTING. Sometimes it's fun to make up an imaginary world with silly and strange things in it. Your characters will act differently in whatever setting you put them.

A person in the mountains might ski.
Someone on a tropical island might paddle a boat.

Time is part of the SETTING, too.

A pilgrim girl would dress differently than one of today. Is your story in the winter or summer?

Your character might have different chores or do different activities depending on the season.

Assignment: Think of place and a time (but don't tell me).

Answer these questions depending on which setting you chose. (See if I can figure it out.)

1. What kind of house does the character have?
2. What clothes does the character wear?
3. What is the character's name?
4. What kind of pet does the character have?
5. What does the character like to do for fun?

Write a story with this setting.

Email it to me. 

I'm ready to go on an imaginary journey! 



Where a story takes place makes a big difference!

An Eskimo would probably not . . .
be named Pedro
live in a grass hut
or have a pet camel.

Before you write your story, think about where it happens.

Is it in the city
on a farm
aboard a boat
or on a strange planet?

1. Did you read your story out loud?
2. Did you double check your spelling?
3. Did you capitalize and punctuate correctly?
4. Did you use interesting vocabulary?
5. Did you write a good beginning and ending? 


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