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Today’s Learning Target

By the end of today's lesson, you'll be able to say, "I can plan my story and describe its sequence of events."

In order to complete this lesson:

  1. View the video lesson above.
  2. Use my examples and whatever loose parts you have on hand to build a prototype or a plan for your own story.
  3. Share what you’ve made with your family, friends, and even your teacher. Ask how you might make it better.
  4. Tinker with your build and improve it.
  5. Then, talk with someone about your story plan, too. Share the story you will write, aloud. If you’re able to record yourself talking about it, this will be helpful. If you aren’t, ask whoever is listening to write down what they hear.
  6. Label all of the parts of your plan.
  7. Then, use your labels to start creating phrases and words that describe what will happen in the beginning, middle, and end of your story.

Would you like to see how to complete steps 1-7 better? Watch both of the additional videos below. They’re very quick!

Once you’re ready to shift from MAKING your plan with loose parts to writing your plan using letters and words, use the five-step process I describe and model in the video below.

If you’d like to watch and listen to me share my own story plan aloud again, you can do that right here.