THESE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS HELP LEAD YOUR FIRST GRADE STUDENTS FROM WRITING A SIMPLE SENTENCE TO A COMPLETE SHORT STORY.
BONUS ORGANIZER: for story summarization.
INCLUDES WRITING PAPER FOR MORE WRITING SPACE AS STUDENTS WRITINGS BECOME MORE AND MORE DETAILED.
BEGIN with the simple WHO? WHAT? WHERE? organizer. We do this whole group quite a few times before I have students think of their own nouns and verbs and write their own sentences.
As students progress switch to the WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHY? map. Each time I change to a new graphic organizer, we work on it whole group to get them used to the new portions.
As students' writing skills progress, move on to the WHEN? WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHY? organizer and then the WHEN? WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHY? FIRST NEXT LAST organizer.
Bonus: Use the SOMEBODY WANTED BUT SO organizer to help students summarize books and/or stories they have heard or read.
We also use this one to create problem/solution sentences.
Great writing companion tool available here:
Writer's Resource Book