My storytelling guides have been a huge hit! As we all know, it is important to practice skills to help students achieve them independently. Therefore, I created a winter story guide! This guide follows the same pattern as my other ones:
First students will select the key story elements from images provided. They can always think of their own. However, I find providing choices helps students with recall and takes one difficult piece out of the equation.
Then students will describe more in detail their key story elements they have selected. I encourage my students to provide proper nouns, adjectives, and other relevant details.
Once that been achieved, I have students write a rough draft. This teaches students how to come up with a story in an appropriate sequence using transition words:
Once they sketch out their stories, they are then able to write it out as a complete narrative and illustrate it. I require my students to draw a picture of the main idea. This helps address this skill as well.
My students love sharing their creations! They are so proud of themselves and how easy it can be! I always complete an entire packet to provide a model! You can grab this download HERE!