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Louisiana Swamp Stories

Rhonda Morrison
Leevsville Junior High School

This creative writing assignment can done as the closure activity after studying Louisiana coastal marshes and swamps. The students should write a narrative describing an imaginary (but realistic) trip through the coastal marshes or swamps of Louisiana. Their story should include the route taken, what they might encounter on the trip, food, supplies, sleeping accomodations, etc. I require that this be written in ink or typed. After I have graded this assingment, the students break into small grounps of 5 or 6 and read their stories aloud.

The Group chooses the best story which is then posted on the bulletin board
(titled "Tales from the Swamp" and draped with Spanish moss).

Work Sheet Microsoft word doc. file (coming)

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