5.1. Contribute to a Collaborative Chain Story

A chain story is an easy way to have students learn vocabulary and work with their friends to create a collaborative story. In a chain story, the teacher begins the story, student A continues the story, student B continues where A stopped, and so on.  The students have to listen to each other and understand each other so that the story makes sense and flows.

For this activity, you will contribute to a collaborative web chain story. We will be using an online tool, Pinterest. This tool allows you to share your reflections and thoughts with pictures and comments.  You can also contribute on any mobile device with internet access or on the web. In this board you will find three pictures. Each of them works as 'creative triggers' that can start the argument of our story.

Follow these instructions:

numbers in chains

Visit this board called: "Collaborative Chain Story" using your personal Pinterest account.

Read the entire story up to the last comment. NOTE: Your contribution needs to make sense and continue the flow of the story as well as relate to the previous posts. Choose one pin (a picture) and then start typing your contribution on the comment box, at the bottom of the pin. Check that your comment follows the main argument of that story and that you leave an 'open end' so that your classmates can continue it.

Finally, when you have finished writing your story, make sure to save your part of the story here. Copy your contribution/s in the text box below and send it to your instructor so he/she can evaluate it.

Please, be kind to your fellow students and their work. READ all the story before writing, PAY ATTENTION. Follow up the story, build up on the previous contributions, don’t write the first thing that comes to your mind if that distorts the plot already ongoing. If you saw that the last contributed part does not fit into the rest of the story, please IGNORE IT and follow the ongoing plot .

Pinterest only shows the latest comments, in orfer to read the full story, from the beginning, click on "Ver los n comentarios", after the last comment:

ver comentarios


When you finish your part of the story, click on the Add submission button below and submit not only your comment/s of the story but also the name of the picture that it is referred to so that your instructor can check it. Then click Save changes so your contribution is recorded. Once registered, you can modify at any time by clicking on Edit my submission, until you send it for grading by clicking on Submit Assignment.

Your instructor will verify that you have completed this task and assess it using the corresponding rubric.

Have you enjoyed this non linear story? Are you up for more storytelling in new diferent format? Why don't you try InkleWritter? If you do so, on top ot the required task, add the link of your interactive story.