Thursday, September 8, 2011

     Five Question Story Writing is a set of 20 story ideas with an action cartoon as the point of inspiration.  Each activity comes with an accompanying set of 5 questions that, when combined with the featured cartoon, will assist students in constructing a story plot.  The lessons feature both an organizing page and lined pages for writing the final draft.

     These activities challenged students to (1) create and solve a simple story problem, (2) structure the story with a beginning, middle, and end, (3) show cause and effect, (4) include sequencing words, and (5) use forceful verbs. A grading rubric that addresses these
elements is included. 

     This product is designed for 4th-6th graders who like to write stories but struggle for inspiration.  Some 7th and 8th grade aspiring authors will also enjoy using this material.


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