Look InsideLanguage Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes Frank wants to enter a short story contest at the library. He has a great idea, but he isnt sure how to start. Luckily, Franks friend Fiona is there to help out. Stories have characters, dialogue, and plot. Franks fictional character Alex wants a dog, and in taking care of his class hamster he shows that he can handle responsibility. Will Frank win the contest? Concepts include: story maps, transitions, and dialogue. Aligns to Common Core English Language Arts requirements for Writing. Writing Activities in the back help the reader write their own fictional stories. The Writing Builders series helps young students become better writers! Theyll be able to join in on the fun as friends in the story learn the basics of the writing process. Concepts include brainstorming and outlines, to first drafts, revising, and the finished piece. From book reports to blogs, each book in the Writing Builders series covers a different writing project, allowing students to easily follow the steps needed to finish their own writing. Activities in the back of the book provide additional information and writing practice.