Theme: 1 Silly Stories Genre: Story Lesson from Houghton Mifflin
What is a Story? What Makes a Great Story? TtTE42 FANTASYREALISM. A story is a tale with a beginning, middle and end. Some stories are FANTASY or REALISM. Day 1 beginning middle end
Let’s Take a Closer Look Dragon Gets By Day 1 beginning middle end
Let’s Take a Closer Look Dragon Gets By Day 1 beginning Dragon looked in his cupboard, but there was no food at all. “The cupboard is bare,” said Dragon. “Time to go shopping.” Dragon got into his car and drove. The food store was at the top of the hill. It was a steep drive. Dragon loved to go shopping. He was a very wise shopper. He bought food only from the five basic food groups: He bought cheese curls from the diary group. He bought doughnuts from the bread group. He bought catsup from the fruits and vegetables group. He bought pork rinds from the meat group.And he bought fudge pops from the chocolate group. Dragon had a balanced diet.
Let’s Take a Closer Look Dragon Gets By Day 1 middle He had so much food that he could not fit in all into his car. “I know what I will do,” said Dragon. “I will eat some of the food now, and then the rest will fit in the car.” Dragon sat in the parking lot and started to eat. He crunched up the cheese curls. He downed the doughnuts. He packed away the pork rinds. Dragon ate and ate and ate until all the food was gone. “Burp!”
Let’s Take a Closer Look Dragon Gets By Day 1 end Now Dragon cold not fit into his car “Oh, what am I going to do? cried Dragon. He thought and thought and scratched his big head. “I know what I will do,” said Dragon. “I will push my car home. So Dragon pushed his car down the hill. The car began to roll faster and faster…and faster and faster. Finally, Dragon’s car came to a stop right in front of his house. All the excitement had made Dragon very hungry. He went into his kitchen and looked in the cupboard. There was no food at all. “ The cupboard is bare,” said Dragon. “Time to go shopping.”
Student Writing Model Day 2 TE 42 Turn to page 42 in your reading book and let’s read a good example of a story called The Hungry Panther Let’s answer these questions together. 1.What is Ashley’s story about? 2. Where does the story take place? 3.Why is the end of the story a surprise? 4. Why is the title interesting?
Student Writing Model Day 3 TE 42 The Hungry Panther is a good story because it has.. Graphic Organizer made from Kidspiration
Pre-Writing Step Day 4 TE 43A-B Good writers need to plan and think before they write. Let’s Draw the Story Draw a picture on your story planner (transparency RWW1-1) 1.Draw a funny character. 2.What does your character look like? 3.What problem will the character have? 4.What happens in the beginning, middle, end?
Continue Pre-Writing Step Day 5 TE 43A-B Let’s Talk About Your Story 1. Review your story planner, then pick a buddy and retell the story in your own words. 2. Give your buddy new ideas or details to add to their story planner.
Writing Step Day 6 TE 43C Focus Skill:Write the Beginning, Middle, End of a Story Transparency RWW1-2 Story Map FYI: Houghton Mifflin recommends students to write all parts in one day. But, its best to write one part at a time. Write the beginning on the story map. Beginning Middle End First, Then, Next After, Finally, Who? When? Where? What?
Writing Step Day 7 TE 43C Let’s Write the Story Transparency RWW1-2 Story Map Write the middle on the story map. Beginning Middle End First, Then, Next After, Finally, Who? When? Where? What?
Writing Step Day 8 TE 43C Let’s Write the Story Transparency RWW1-2 Story Map Write the end on the story map. Beginning Middle End First, Then, Next After, Finally, Last, Who? When? Where? What?
Writing Step Day 9 TE 43D Focus Skill: Learn How to Write a Title Transparency RWW1-3 Writing a Title A story needs a good title to give readers a clue about what the story is about.Let’s read a story and think about a title for the story. Go to the next slide >>> title
Writing Step Day 9 TE 43D Focus Skill: Learn How to Write a Title Transparency RWW1-3 Writing a Title Let’s read a few stories and think about a title for each story. Title: Katy Cat came running into the yard. She jumped over the sandbox. She zigzagged around the swings and came to a screeching halt next to the picnic table. She looked back toward the woods. Dandy Dog was peeking out from behind a tree. Suddenly, he dashed out and came bounding into the yard. He tripped over the sandbox and fell in. He rolled over, stood up, and shook himself off. Then he ran around the swings and galloped over to the picnic table. “You win this time, he barked at Katy. A Race in the Park
Writing Step Day 9 TE 43D Focus Skill: Learn How to Write a Title Transparency RWW1-3 Writing a Title Read your story and think about what your story is about. Think of a interesting title. Read your title to a friend. Ask your friend if your title is interesting? Does your title gives clues about your story? Now, write a title for your story
Revising Step Day 10 TE 43E Revising Your Story Practice Book page 20 Read your story and put a check next to the sentences that tell about your story.
Editing / Proofreading Step Day 11 TE 43F Correct mistakes in your story. cantcan’t Read your story and check for capitals, punctuation marks and complete sentences. capitals / complete sentence ( Dragon ate all the food. ) punctuation Marks (. ? ! )
Publishing Step Day 12 TE 43G Hurray!!! Your finished writing a story. ………. ……… ………. ……… ……….