Here is a story problem activity and checklist that will successfully guide your students through the process of solving story problems. Included is a robust story problem with several components including multiple ways for your students to model with their mathematical thinking. MP #4.
The CCSS expects K-2 students to be fluent with 12 story problem types for addition and subtraction. Most textbooks only feature a few of the problem types. Teachers must supplement math programs with rich story problems that expose students to all the story types.
These story problems are aligned with CCSS:
K.OA.A.2, 1.OA.1, 1.OA.2, 2.OA.1
Use the story problem checklist with all your story problems.