Lesson Plan

Create a Story

Students will create, narrate and animate their own stories
Deena W.
Holly Ridge Elementary School
Holly Springs, NC
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My Grades K, 3, 6, 7
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, English Language Learning

After completing this lesson, students will demonstrate punctuation, spelling and sequence of events

English Language Arts
Grades K - 1
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Teacher reads a classic story book from Smart board.  Focus on Beginning, middle and end.  (sequence of events)

This step is an example of SAMR model by substituting a book read from the teacher to viewing the book online on the Smart board.

Student Instructions

Students listen closely to events.

2 Direct Instruction/Guided Practice

Teacher demonstrates story map and provides details from the story from  beginning, middle and end.  Teacher post story on smart board.  Story does not need to be long but must include three parts.

This is an example of SAMR model.  We use technology as a substitution for paper story map.  Interactive tools on the smart board allow student involvement.

Student Instructions

Students assist teacher by filling in the story map.  Students begin writing their stories.  Students have a beginning, middle and end.  Students self edit on grammar.  This includes spelling and punctuation.

3 Independent Instruction

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Teacher demonstrates how to use Puppet Pals.  This app allows students to create, animate and narrate their stories then share with others.

This step is an example of SAMR model.  We are substituting  a written story with a  book created and animated online.

Student Instructions

Students work together to narrate create and animate their stories

This step is an example of Blooms Taxonomy.  It is provides  students with a  higher level of critical thinking.

4 Wrap Up

Teacher will review and share students work.  

Student Instructions

Students will rate their work and understanding at the end of the lesson.