Do your students hand in long, rambling stories that seem to go nowhere? Are you tired of reading pages of he said-she said that doesn't contribute to the story? Take on this challenge and have your students write an entire story in a single page!
This smart notebook file includes a lesson on economy of words, an example of a one page story and how the writer planned it, an assignment page to assist students with planning and writing, and a rubric for marking. Once students learn to write stories in a page, you can work on adding details and descriptions, always reminding them that they need to focus on economy of words: saying what needs to be said and no more!