tomato hornworm that always seems to creep into my garden. We talked about how to combine both realistic and fictional elements in stories. For instance, an insect would still have 6 legs, but maybe it could talk.
I used story paper that comes with our handwriting program, but really any kind of paper or little book will do. Ours were quite short (only 4 pages) but focused on a beginning, middle, and end.
Here is an excerpt from Max's book about his chosen bug, the worm.
|The Worm Dug by Max|
|The worm dug up a root.|
|The worm dug up another worm. The sun came out so the two worms went underground.|