Beginning, Middle, and End: Story Writing, Notebook File, 150 page PDF printable, writing frames, student and teacher rubrics
UPDATED 07-2014 Includes student foldables
Includes a kindergarten printable
See also the Power Point version of this same lesson.
See also the PDF version of the same lesson.
Beginning, Middle, and End of story writing is something that emergent writers need to practice. (See Common Core Standards addressed, below)
This Notebook File reviews the beginning, middle, and end of some familiar stories. Sequencing of sentences is also covered. Students practice drawing a story using a graphic organizer for the three parts of beginning, middle, and end of their own story. Then, finally, students write their stories from the graphic organizer on three stapled pages (see attachment at paper clip) with the beginning on page one, the middle part of the story on page two, and the ending on page three. The three part drawing may be referred to as students think about which part of the story belongs on each page. Teachers and peer editors could say, "Tell me about your drawings." Telling about the drawing often prompts students to know what to write.
There are five different story planning pages are included, two versions of the basic three page story, and two "chapter book" printable writing frames. The different pages may be used for differentiation in this lesson.
Kindergarten writing PDF now included.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
English Language Arts Standards, Writing, Grade 1
Text Types and Purposes
1. Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
English Language Arts Standards, Reading: Literature, Grade 2
Craft and Structure
1.Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
English Language Arts Standards, Writing, Grade 2
Text Types and Purposes
1.Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
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