Oral narrative skills are so important for children to be able to communicate events to their family, teachers, and friends. Many students with speech and language impairments will require direct intervention in this area. This activity was designed to provide your students with "story starters" to help engage them in telling creative and complete stories. Oral narratives are a great way to target a variety of language skills including grammar, MLU, feelings, cause/effect, etc. It's also a great way to target articulation during the later phases of therapy (sentences and conversation).
What will you find in this activity?
In this activity along with the 25 interactive pages of "story starters" you will also find 7 printable black and white pages of visual aids and graphic organizers.
How does this packet work?
Students will start on the "who" page, where they will select one of the "?" icons. The "?" icon will take them to the character of their story. Then they will move forward to the "where" page. There, they will click on a "?" which will take them to the setting of their story. Finally, if appropriate, they will go to the "event" page, which will take the exciting event in their story. Now, students are ready to create their story. There are several printable black and white graphic organizers to help students create a detailed, appropriately sequenced narrative.
Students can use this activity packet over and over creating a wide variety of stories with different characters, settings, and events. Each story will be unique depending on what "?" icons the student chooses and what details they add in on their own!