This product is very interactive and unique. It includes all the pages to make the actual "Flip-Flopped Story Starters" flip-book as well as a brainstorming graphic organizer for writing AND transitional phrases word list to help with transitioning/sequencing during writing.
All you have to do it is fold all the papers (hot-dog way), staple and have the children cut the flaps. There are 3 flaps- Setting, Characters and Plot
Under each flap are 10 different settings, 10 different characters and 10 different plots. Children flip the flaps to help jump start the beginning of a writing project or story. FOR EXAMPLE: children might flip the flaps so that the setting is "a snowy mountaintop," the character might be a "bumblebee," and the plot might be "a character becomes famous"..so in essence, the student must write a story about a bumblebee that becomes famous on a snowy mountaintop.
~There will also be 10 blank flaps under setting, character and plot that the children can add to so that can feel more ownership during the writing process. This is excellent to teach story elements throughout the year.
ALSO INCLUDED: A "Flip-Flopped Story Starters" Brainstorming graphic organizer- to help students formulate a beginning, middle and end to their story after "flip-flopping" to get to their story's setting, character and plot.
ALSO INCLUDED: "A transitional phrase word list" to help with transitioning between events and actions.