Using Nursery Rhymes to add detail to writing pieces.
This packet is intended to help your students create cohesive fictional narrative paragraphs that tell a story from beginning to middle to end. Using common nursery rhymes as the basis, the students will practice writing a proper fictional narrative story by adding details into the pre-existing nursery rhyme. The students will create a full story, with a beginning, middle, and end, all while keeping the integrity of the original rhyme.
There is a three day lesson plan format employed in this pack. The first day introduces the students to the nursery rhyme, and teaches them the technique of filling in the details of who, what, when, where, why, and how. These questions are rather open-ended and allow the students to create characters, setting, plot, and conflict all within the context of the original nursery rhyme. The second lesson shows the students how to take the brainstormed ideas and turn them into elaborated sentences. The students learn to use the information to create stories that fit within the parameters of the nursery rhyme but still allow them to be creative. The final lesson show the student how to take their sentences and turn them into a full narrative story. The students must write a narrative within the confines of the nursery rhyme, but using the extended sentences to create an elaborated story. Throughout the course of the lesson set, the students will take the paragraphs through the entire writing process and end with a final draft of the elaborated story.
This resource is the perfect compliment to the original Paragraph of the Week found here in my store
. If you are a fan of the original, this is for you. If you have not used the original, the directions are easy to follow and user friendly.
This is for use by one teacher in one classroom. If you would like to share with your colleagues, PLEASE purchase a multiple license. This really was a lot of work for me and I would appreciate it.