STORY FRAMES is a resource for teaching narrative structure based upon twelve elements that occur in almost all stories. It was created by young adult author and speech-language pathologist, Carolee Dean, to help students think about stories the way real authors think about stories. It combines traditional story grammar elements with the 12 Stages of the Hero's Journey Monomyth as outlined by Joseph Campbell as well as Christopher Vogler in The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers.
Story Frames may be used by general education teachers, special education teachers and speech language pathologists to work on a variety of learning objectives. The twelve elements each contain a picture icon to help students understand that particular stage of the story. Students listen to a story and then draw the twelve parts of the narrative with simple stick figures. These pictures are then used as a graphic organizer for writing.
NOTE: THIS RESOURCE IS A BOOK COMPANION. YOU WILL NEED Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls.
SUMMARY: This is the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, a young man born with a deformed leg who bicycled 400 miles around the country of Ghana to raise awareness about people with disabilities.
STORY FRAMES MAY BE USED FOR:
Oral Story Retell
Syntax and Grammar
Writing at the sentence, paragraph, or summary level
In addition Game Questions address the following:
Vocabulary in Sentences
Odd One Out (Which one does not belong)
This book companion contains the following:
12 Illustrated cards (frames) introducing the icons for STORY FRAMES
8 Illustrated cards (frames) for the SIMPLIFIED VERSION of STORY FRAMES (for
use with younger children)
12 Blank cards (frames) for Emmanuel’s Dream to use for story retell, sequencing,
4 Cards (frames) for vocabulary, people and places, conjunctions and transitions to
use for writing
4 Writing Pages with instructions for writing sentences, paragraphs and summaries.
2 Story Frames Scoring Rubrics for Narrative Retells and Written Summaries
1 Editing Took Kit
2 Vocabulary Fold-ables
1 Game board
12 Game cards for Word Definitions
20 Game cards for Words in Sentences
20 Game cards for Grammaticality Judgement
20 Game cards for Odd One Out (Which one doesn’t belong & Describing
1 Data sheet for recording student accuracy for Game board Objectives
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