Sometimes you are presented alternatives. Maybe you are given a choice of play activities at school. Or maybe you have the alternative of a puppy or kitten for a pet. When you are presented with alternatives, all you have to do is choose.
Another example of choosing alternatives would occur at a restaurant. You decide what to eat by what the restaurant offers to serve you, usually from a menu. You don't decide to eat buffalo, alligator, or emu if it is not offered by the restaurant.
Other alternatives are created by you. Once you have decided to acquire a puppy as a pet, for example, you will be able to choose a name from the alternatives you create. You make a list of ten alternative names you like, then narrow the list down to one favorite.
Or maybe your family has an alternative way to name the puppy. Maybe you will choose four names you like and then your sister or brother will make the final choice from those four alternatives.
For the next two weeks at Kidsdo, we will investigate alternatives. This week, we will start by making up alternative stories.
Make up two alternative stories about the frog.
Hints: The frog is hopping. Is the frog hopping toward something or away from something? How old is the frog? What does the frog like to eat? What would like to eat the frog? Where does the frog live? Why is the frog green? What would happen if the frog was a different color? Keep thinking about the frog until you can make up two good stories.
Don't write these stories because we gave you a lot of hints. Just make up the alternative stories in your mind.
Now you are ready to write a story. If you can not write every word yet, have someone older help you. Click below for:
Remember to come back next week; we will have more about alternatives for one more week.
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