Have your students create stories with this set of story writing templates with
illustrations and spaces provided to draw your own pictures.
The set includes:
27 pages with illustrations
a page with a space to draw your own picture
the cover page (to write the title, author’s name, and to draw a picture)
3 sample cover pages (with illustrations to color)
the dedication page
author’s information page
the back cover page (for the summary of the story)
Depending on your students’ abilities, the stories can be as complex and long as
needed. Emergent writers may only write 1 simple sentence describing the
picture and more advanced learners may write a story and incorporate self-
editing, peer editing, writers workshop, etc.
This activity is great for writing centers and literacy work. It will encourage your
students to write and expand their imagination, help them collect and structure
their thoughts, and inspire them to make more detailed descriptions.
You may use the pages from the package throughout one semester or a longer
period of time, collecting the pages written by your students. Once they complete
their stories, they may edit and put them together (adding the front and the back
cover, author’s information page, and the dedication page).
Your students may also choose just one page from the package and write a story
based on the picture they have chosen. You can ask them to describe the
characters, the settings, what the characters do, etc.
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