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Story sheets - write a story unit. No prep. Great for special education/ESL students/kindergarten/1st.
There are 3 options of character, setting and problem on two worksheets - a possible 6 stories you can write, or you could just stick to the suggested 1 story from each of the two worksheets - two stories - and class discussions on the completed stories and peer evaluations.
You could even ask the students to think up their own character, setting and problem for a further story to work on once they've completed this unit.
Suggestions for using this unit –
I like… worksheet – opinion writing – their favorite story they’ve read to date at home/school, favorite character in the story, draw the character.
Pick a story worksheet (1/2)
Pick one character, one setting and one problem from the boxes (3 choices). Color in the boxes of their choice.
Story outline sheet
This worksheet helps them to plan their story in a visual way on one sheet. They need a title, character’s name, and a drawing of their character. Then, they have the option of writing or drawing what happens first, next and last in their story (Beginning, middle, end)
Plan a story sheet
This worksheet helps them to plan their story in a more detailed way. They will need to decide where their story is set, what the problem is and how the problem is solved.
Write a story worksheet
On this worksheet, they will write their complete story. Once complete, these can be displayed in class.
You could read out the stories/the class read their own stories out and see which stories receive the most snowmen ratings overall.
Class discussions on problems/plot development/characters can be generated which will help the class understand story structure better which will improve their future stories.
It’s important to emphasize no ideas are ‘wrong’. All stories are unique. Individual ‘voice’ and imagination should be encouraged.
Story assessment sheet
A peer assessment worksheet where they can write the title of the story they have listened to /author of the story, what happens in the story, their favorite part in the story. Finally, they can color n/write the number of snowmen they rate the story in (1-4)
Above all, have fun creating and sharing your stories!