Once upon a time there were four children. They were called Struan, Laura, Bella and Jaxson. They were all good friends. Struan was the joker of the group, Laura was practical one, Bella was the leader and Jaxson was the technical guy. They lived near the sea and often went on little boats trips. One day when they were out sailing the fog suddenly rolled in. “Oh oh” said Struan “I can’t see the shore I think we are going to be late home.” The children got a bit worried as the waves started to get bigger and bigger. All of a sudden the water got darker and darker. Laura asked Jaxson what on earth was that dark patch in the water.
Struan looked closer at the water and shouted exuberantly, “I think it’s a wizard and an army of sea creatures!” Since he was known to be a joker, his friends didn’t believe him and started to laugh. Suddenly, a colossal swirl of smoke billowed up from the water and a wizard began to appear before the shocked group of friends. A large swarm of sea creatures swam around the bottom of the wizard’s purple cloak. The kids were quite frightened and they all jumped behind Bella for protection. She bravely asked the wizard, “Who are you and where did you come from?”
The wizard answered "I am from a kingdom under the sea. These are my magical sea servants. My name is Reed and I am the most powerful wizard in the sea." Reed the wizard smiled down at them and asked "Would you like to visit my kingdom?" The four kids huddled up and talked about it. When they made their decision, Bella said "We'd love to, but we can't breath under water. How would we get there?" Reed the Wizard smiled and made a big whirl-pool and sent the four kids down under the water. When they stopped spinning, they were all dizzy. They saw mermaids who led them into the castle. Beside the Wizard's chair where was a giant clam. Inside the clam was a giant pearl. It was white and sparkled brightly. As they walked up closer they could hear a voice.
What do you think should happen next in the story? I would like you to write your own paragraph of what comes next. It needs to have at least 5 sentences. We will compare what YOU wrote to what the class in New York writes this week. This will be fun to see how close you are to being correct!