End of the World Stories for the End of the Year

Since the end of the school year is fast approaching and the students don’t have their computers anymore, we went old school this week and hand-wrote stories. To keep the students engaged we are doing a project called “Mission Catastrophe,” which is basically an end of the world story. 

The directions I give them set up the idea of a catastrophic event that is bringing the world to an end. They have eight story starters to choose from and they can take their stories whatever way they want to. This is a great way to get the kids’ creative juices flowing and keep them interested in something as the year is winding down. 

“A catastrophe so epic it has almost eliminated the entire human race. There are just a few survivors … will they rebuild civilization or succumb to Mother Nature, just like-all the others? 

Story Starters:

You will choose one of the following story starters and use the sentence to start a survival saga with the theme of catastrophe. The saga should be 3 paragraphs that are 5-6 sentences each. Keep in mind that a saga needs to have a beginning, middle, and end. 

The siren blared. “It’s time…”

The giant black cloud rose into the sky…

The water level had reached my neck…

My skin was blistered, I needed water…

The ground split open…

I was warned not to look into its eyes…

We were the only ones left…

It was the day the sun fell…”

I have gotten some really great stories through this assignment in the past and I can’t wait to see what my kids come up with this year! 

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