Inky the Octopus Narrative Writing Lesson

Inky-Octopus_WrittingLesson_ClassroomInspirationsInky squeezed out of his tank one night and then crossed the floor, slithered through a narrow drain about six inches in diameter, crawled down a 164 foot pipe and then jumped into the sea. Then he disappeared. This true story about Inky is amazing and so are octopuses (according to the Oxford Dictionary, the most correct and most widely accepted plural form of “octopus” is “octopuses”). Here is a fun explanation (just for the teacher) that explains why:

This lesson includes video links, website resources, a graphic organizer and more to help kids get their creative juices flowing as they write their stories about Inky. When their stories are complete, their work can be published on the attached stationary with the fun octopus cutout on top! The lesson plan is easy to follow and is no prep (besides copies)! Multiple types of resources are used to help students produce a strong product. Even reluctant writers will find the topic intriguing!


This Lesson Includes:

• Video Links
• Website Resources
• Graphic Organizer
• Newspaper Article
• Stationery
• Stationery Decoration