Students can learn about the history of surnames and understand their own uniqueness. Alex Haley wrote a story about his ancestors, find out the facts and write a story about your ancestors. There are different templates for students to create their own family tree. Listen to audio recordings of real immigrants from Ellis Island.
These sites have hands-on activities and graphic organizers to help students understand the different story elements, including plot, setting, and characterization. Also learn about sequencing and cause and effect.
These sites have tips to help students write fiction or narrative stories that entertain. Students will learn about the writing process and the elements of fiction. Sites for publishing student work online are included.