Pictures Tell A Story
Remember when you were reading a story to your “baby” and s/he started talking about all the details in the pictures!?! Did you think of writing a “new” story…based on the old one?
Pictures can inspire emotions from the past, current feelings, and, even, thoughts about the future. They can give form to hard-to-express ideas, spark imaginations, and offer suggestions for different inquiries.
PRIMARY STORY SEQUENCE STARTERS: Pics & Word Cards Helpers is a fun & effective way to help your child create stories during a “writer’s block”, add details to a growing tale, and use images to further the “plot”.
This 27 ~ page (includes front & back manual covers) download, copy & printable resource in an 8″x11″ PDF will encourage your young author’s story-telling process with Picture Word Cards as well as Action & Describing Words to spark his/her imagination.
- Materials with Tips & Ideas
- Card Storage Pockets
- Who, What, When & Where Picture Word Cards
- Words Lists
- Blank Cards Template
- Graphic Organizer
- Contents List
- How-to-Use Instructions w/ Tips & Ideas
- 4 Picture Word Cards Storage Pockets
- 2 Word Cards Storage Pockets
- 90 Picture Words Cards
- K~3 DOLCH Action & Describing Words Lists
- Blank Picture Words & Word Cards Templates
- Story Sequence Graphic Organizer
- colored ink printer
- card-stock & printer paper
- scissors or cutter
- strong wide tape or stapler
- binding for manual
- fat writing pencil & eraser
- permanent & washable coloring tools
- spiral or notebook for Sloppy Copy
Tips & Ideas
Once your child has organized the Picture Word cards into the correct Storage Pockets, have him/her decide where s/he wants to begin the Story. Sometimes When & Where are easier to think about than Who or What.
If the Who or What Picture Word cards do not include the Character(s) and/or object(s) s/he wants to be a part of the Story, draw them onto a Blank Picture Word card(s).
Have your child tell the story just using the Pictures.
See if s/he can “catch” some of the Action & Describing Words from the Dolch lists. Write them on the Blank Word cards & include them within the Picture Word cards.
Have your child write in her/his Sloppy Copy at this point or transfer the cards onto the Story Sequence Graphic Organizer.
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