20 printable handouts to guide your students in writing narratives in which the thoughts and feelings of characters is the focus. Each lesson’s prompt comes from six pictures along the border of the page. For example, in the thirteenth lesson, students write a story that includes two boys on a see-saw, a bug, a tornado, an angry lizard, a van, and a man on the beach under an umbrella. Are the kids afraid of the tornado, and do you know that because they run away shrieking? Is the man asleep with headphones on and happy, and thus smiling and humming to the music? Is the lizard angry and waving his arms and shouting and spitting when he speaks? Of course. Students learn to match the action of a character to the emotions that they feel.
Perfect for whole-class or a literacy center, Gifted or early finishers. Take a look at the Preview to see a few sample pages.
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