I'm subscribed to Scholastic website and found some reading resources there. The first one I printed is a minibook that they need to fill-in the story and illustrations by themselves. Here it is:
On Tuesday, I had to babysit a gorilla. What a day! 1st chore: I need to wash its stinky butt when it poops. 2nd chore: clean all his/her mess!!
You'll never believe what happened on Thursday. A Barbarian came to my birthday party! Everyone screamed, some said: he has no invitation, but when he heard that he finished all the cakes :( But....it was my dad in a barbarian costume.
On Friday, our class took the most amazing field trip. Believe it or not, we went to the most largest Volcano!!!
And on Saturday, the silliest thing of all happened. I was reading a book about magic when suddenly I was inside the book! Here's what happened: I was a magician. I woke up in front of the audience then when I pulled a rabbit on my hat nothing was there. I was so embarrassed.
There were grammatical errors and wrong spellings but I was amazed and surprised by what they've come up. And they did this for only about 10-15 minutes, as soon as I got out of the shower!
Now I've found a new way to encourage my young readers and creative writers.