This is a great way to help your students to practice creating interesting, detailed stories. By using the example of the Oreo cookie, you can point out that the cookie top and bottom are related and hold in the creamy details of the story. Just like the topic sentence and concluding sentences in a story should be connected.
When I introduce this concept, I buy a package of the Double-Stuffed Oreos. I show the student one of the Oreos and discuss how much better the cookie would be if we could add more cream. Then, I introduce the poster and the concept of Oreo Cookie Writing. Of course, we get to sample the cookies when we create our first Oreo Cookie writing.
The first version is a one page organizer that you can use to introduce the concept for the first time. The second version is more detailed and provides support for creating a strong lead, using transition words and creating a strong conclusion. The final page is an Author’s Editing Checklist that your students can use to edit their work before publishing.