Lesson Plan

Collaborative Storytelling with Google Docs

Create stories with classmates using Google Docs.
Lori V.
Technology coordinator
Campobello-Gramling Elementary School
Campobello, SC
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Students will be able to...

create a Google Doc

share Google Docs

collaborate with other students on Google Docs

create an electronic story using snackedu

English Language Learning
Grades 3 - 6
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Activity: Reading

Discuss with students:

Have you ever wanted to change the ending to a story? Ask students if they've ever read a choose-your-own-ending story, and discuss the consequences of choices.

Student Instructions

Discuss with the teacher and classmates why story endings are important. 

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Conversing

Make sure students have Google accounts and can access Google Drive and Google Docs. 

Student Instructions

Using Google Docs for story collaboration gets the creative juices flowing. Students will strengthen their understanding of choices and consequences while putting on their creativity caps. Students can work with a partner to fill in details to fles out an idea from start ot finish with their selected ending. 

3 Guided Practice

Google Drive
Free, Paid

Instruct students to create a new Google Doc and to share the document with their partner. 

Student Instructions

Create a new Google Doc and share it with your partner.