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The fourth-grade classroom brims with movement and noise. One group of students — Angel, Cheryl, Qwatwana, Lee P., Christy, and Paul — sit at a table formed by pushing desks together. The group brainstorms with the professor the title and content of their story about Iktomi the Trickster. They ultimately decide to call their story Iktomi and the Blanket. The story begins as Paul Goble suggests in his retelling of Iktomi and the Boulder, "Iktomi was walking along." By the end of the day, they have written a first draft of their story.

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