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.
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. Some of the objectives addressed through story frames include:
1) Oral Story Retelling
6) Writing at the sentence, paragraph, and summary level
NOTE: This resource is a book companion. You will need GINGERBREAD FOR LIBERTY: HOW A GERMAN BAKER HELPED WIN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Mara Rockliff.
Summary: This true story is about Christopher Ludwick, a baker who helped General George Washington feed his troops. He also helped to bring German mercenaries (Hessians) hired by the King of England, over to the American side of the war.
This book companion contains:
12 illustrated frames introducing the story icons.
12 blank frames for student illustrations
4 vocabulary frames
3 writing pages