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I love reading Fables and folktales. I love that the children are able to learn a lesson from a simple story. When I taught 3rd and 4th grade we would give a FABLE book report every year. I would give each of our students a well known fable to analyze. They would write about what they learned and what the moral was. They then wrote their own fables/folktales from their knowledge of the genre.
Now, that I teach First, I still want to do a similar activity--unit--only more on the level of my students.
Our weekly story is a Folktale this week. We discussed and wrote about what we learned from the story. We then wrote our own stories.
This is how we Sequenced the story from our book:
We used 6 post it notes on a sheet of paper to plan and organize their original story.
I used this as my Flow-map;instead of having them draw their own. (Post=it Notes are one of my favorite tools when writing) Together as a class we brainstormed animals and settings and I wrote them on a chart (sorry not pictured here)
I guided them through each box, or part of the story.
Box 1--Choose 2 animals. (characters)
Box 2 --Setting: Where will your story take place?
Box 3--Event #1 What are your two characters doing?
Box 4--Problem: What problem will these 2 animals have?
Box 5--Solution: How will they solve the problem?
Box 6 Conclusion
After they brainstormed, they wrote a sloppy copy.
I helped them edit and revise their ideas by conferencing with students through out the week on their ideas and spelling.
It all started when......
3 Events (First, Next, After)
In Conclusion, They used the above phrases in their writing on the writing papers from my Writing in a Winter Wonderland Writing unit.
What kind of writing did you do this week?