Read, Woof, Roll, and Write Literacy Centers--Building Story Element Skills

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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21 pages
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Give your students something to "bark about" with this creative writing unit that focuses on developing student understanding of story elements.

Your students will enjoy using dice to roll and write about my canine companions using what they know about character, setting and plot to craft exciting and entertaining stories! Materials can be used in either a whole group lesson format or at literacy centers.

Three game board topics and a variety of story planning and writing page printables are provided, along with dog-themed literature links and helpful hints on how to prepare and organize materials. Be sure to check out the thorough preview to see what all is included.

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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.


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