STORY FRAMES BOOK COMPANIONS break down popular stories into 12 common story plot elements found in almost all narratives. These 12 frames are illustrated by the student to correspond with the action of the story and are then used for a variety of reading, writing and speech-language objectives. The creator, Carolee Dean, is a children’s author as well as a speech-language pathologist and certified academic language practitioner (CALP).
You will need MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL written by Written by Kathyrn Gibbs Davis and illustrated by Gilbert Ford.
WAYS TO USE STORY FRAMES
1) Oral Story Retell - Students use the Story Frames to talk about each element of the story. As students grow in their ability to retell stories without visual support, the graphic organizer may be turned upside down and only referenced as needed.
2) Visualizing - Ask students to focus on one frame of the story, visualizing that segment from the book. Turn it upside down and describe it from memory. This also helps with the goal of retelling stories without visual support.
3) Sequencing - Cut apart the illustrated frames from Row 1, scramble them, and ask the student to sequence those 4 pictures. Do the same with Rows 2 and 3. When they are successful at sequencing 4 pictures try 8. When they are successful with 8 try 12. The Basic Version only has 8 elements.
4) Fluency - Encourage students to use their fluency strategies while retelling the story or completing the sentence activities below. Encourage them to picture what they want to talk about BEFORE they start talking. This is useful for both students who stutter (repeating sounds, parts of words and whole words) and those who use numerous linguistic non-fluencies (repetitions, revisions, fillers, non-specific vocabulary).
5) Articulation - Give each student a word from the Vocabulary, People, and Places list that aligns with their articulation goals. Ask the student to repeat the word in isolation and then in a sentence.
6) Vocabulary, Syntax and Grammar - Give students a word from the Vocabulary, People, and Places list and ask them to use the word in a sentence to talk about the story. The Vocabulary Fold-ables may also be used. Additional vocabulary activities may be found in the Game section.
7) Writing - Students may work at the sentence or paragraph level to write summaries, essays, and stories using the Story Frames as a guide. See separate instructions for writing.
8) Game board - Use the Story Frame Game to address additional objectives for grammaticality judgment, word memory, similarities and differences, and addiitonal vocabulary work.
This Book Companion Includes:
12 ICON cards (frames) introducing the icons for STORY FRAMES COMPLETE
12 Illustrated cards (frames) with pictures for each section of the story
12 BLANK STORYBOARD cards (frames) for student drawing to use for story retell,
sequencing, and writing
1 STORY PLOT ANALYSIS describing each of the 12 plot elements of the book
4 Cards (frames) for vocabulary, people and places, conjunctions and transitions to
use for writing
4 Writing Summary Pages with instructions for writing sentences and paragraphs
1 Story Prompt and Art Activity- The Great Burger Invention
1 Editing Took Kit
8 ICON cards (frames) for the STORY FRAMES BASIC VERSION
(for use with younger children for story retells)
8 Illustrated cards (frames) with pictures for each section of the story.
8 BLANK STORYBOARD cards (frames) for student drawing.
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 Judgment
20 Game cards for Odd One Out (Which one doesn’t belong & Describing
1 Data sheet for recording student accuracy for Game board Objectives
2 Story Frames Scoring Rubrics for Narrative Retells and Written Summaries
TIPS FOR TELETHERAPISTS