The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli

Schema: fictional writing

This book is a great way to introduce creative writing.  The girl in the story sees that there is going to be a story writing contest at local library.  She decides to write, gets stumped, then asks members of her family about what to write that would make a good story.  She rewrites and revises, then takes her mother’s suggestion and rewrites the story from her heart.  The story shows the writing process in a short and entertaining manner.

Point of view could also be discussed as each member of her family tells her what to write about that would make a good story from each of their own POVs.

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