Tag: story

Teaching Ideas & Inspiration, Writing

Narrative Writing Plan For Kids

I recently gave a talk about creative narrative writing for 7-9 year olds after a book reading.  Below are my talking points, which you can use in your class or homeschool.  The kids responded really well to the plan and were able to reiterate the story writing process.  They were able to relate to the concepts, so overall it was a great success!  Read on to see the plan and you can find my narrative writing plan on TPT, it comes with and awesome poster set to display on walls.   Part 1: Problem/Solution This is the most basic principle of story writing.  The kids really seem to relate if you compare stories to a sandwich. Continue reading

Show your students that retelling a story can be creative and fun, with this story retell package! Use all of them for one story, or read multiple stories for each activity. These also make great center worksheets.
Reading, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Story Retell Activities

This week (May 1st-May 7th) is Children’s Book Week!  As an adult, I’m a tad bit obsessed with children’s books, which I know sounds weird.  However, read the right ones and you’ll realize how amazing they can be.  They hold important messages in sweet little packages, and are a key to our children’s future success and learning.  So, how do we equip our young readers with the right strategies to enjoy and comprehend the books intended for them?  One way is through story retelling or summarizing. Retelling a story is an important reading strategy and measure of comprehension.  It lays the foundation for students to be able to summarize effectively, discuss important concepts and overallContinue reading

Fractions, Math, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration, Writing

Fraction Activity – The Best Parts of Me

Whether you’re looking for a fun fractions activity or looking to build your students’ self-esteem, look no further :D.  I’ve got a cross-curricular fractions activity that will get your students practicing both their math and writing skills.  Oh, and it’s a super-hero themed activity to boot. The package includes an introductory brainstorming page.  This is where students are meant to think about their greatest qualities, and list them: Next, students begin drawing out their superhero image, and label a fractioned circle: These superheroes would be great as a way to decorate a bulletin board.  Either cut out the superhero figures, or clue the page onto a construction paper backing.  The package also includes clipart images,Continue reading

The best list of the top 10 children's story books that are hilarious! Each book has a summary listed. Your kids/students will love these!
Book Corner, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

10 Children’s Story Books That Are Hilarious!

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* When the school day was winding down, my students would anxiously wait for their favorite part of the day: read aloud time! They would inch close on the carpet and excitedly strain their necks trying to catch a glimpse of our newest read.  Even now, my daughter runs towards me with full force when I say the words “story time”!  Kid’s absolutely love a creative book, especially if it can appeal to their silly imaginative side and relieve some tension from their busy day.  Here are 10 children’s story books that are hilarious and will have your students or kids roaring with laughter and thoroughly entertained. MustacheContinue reading

Writing

11 Creative Writing Prompts – Pictures & Graphic Organizers

Have you been wanting to jazz up your class’ writing activities?  I have just the thing!  Try out these creative writing prompts in the form of pictures.  Each picture is accompanied by a graphic organizer that will be a great compliment to it.  Photo writing prompts are so great, because they give students vivid imagery without giving them all the details.  You’ll be surprised about the writing that your students will create.  Feel free to take or leave my suggestions and use these pictures however you see fit.  Take a look: 1. Attack of the Gummies! This picture would definitely appeal to any kid and get their creative juices flowing!  Which kid wouldn’t be excited byContinue reading

Reading, Writing

4 Steps To Effectively Teach Point of View!

Teaching point of view/perspective in narratives is one of my favorite units!  After following these four steps, your students will be pros at identifying and describing points of view in various texts and also create unique perspective pieces.  These 4 steps to effectively teach point of view are meant as a guideline, you can use and expand them to cover many more lessons.  Take a look: 1. Define & Identify Start off by discussing point of view and who exactly is narrating the story.  Are they speaking in the first person? Do they have abilities to know all sides of the story?  Is their view limited?  Some of these questions may be philosophical but your studentsContinue reading