Engage your students in story writing with the fun, interactive booklet. Students can use the booklet to record story elements from one of their favorite picture books. Then, students can use the booklet to help them write their own short stories. This is a great way to guide students through the writing process as well as meet CCSS ELA-Literacy.RL.2.5 and CCSS ELA-Literacy.W.2.3.
*Make sure your students have the background knowledge of story elements.
*They can use the first two pages of the booklet to identify story elements of a picture book.
*The rest of the booklet is to help students create their own short stories using what they know about story elements.
*Students can carry this little booklet around with them as they come up with ideas on their short stories.
*To assemble the book, just print the pages and copy them front to back.
*Cut the pages on the dotted line.
*Put the pages in page number order and staple.
Also included in this download is a Story Element Sort.
*The first page are cards with book/movie titles.
*The second page are cards with story elements.
*The subsequent pages have story elements of the stories listed on the first page.
*Print the cards on cardstock and laminate for durability.
*Cut the cards apart and put them in envelopes or plastic baggies. Make as many sets as you need!
*Have students sort the cards using the story element cards. Then they can match up the story elements cards with the actual story elements from the examples.
*Finally, they can guess which movie/book the story elements are from.
*Students can even use the recording sheet to record their answers from the sorting activity.
Students will enjoy becoming authors with this fun download!
Happy teaching! :)
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Story Elements Booklet
by Marine Freibrun
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License