Lesson Plan

Storyboarding Through Types of Writing

Entice students to love writing with this lesson.
Stephanie J.
Technology coordinator
Little Rock School District Technology Center
Little Rock, AR
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science

Students will be able to...

  • Write narratives to delvelop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technology, descriptive detail and clear event sequences.
  • Create various forms of writing
  • With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing, as well as, to interact and collaborate with others.
English Language Arts
Grades 4 - 6
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1 Hook

Entice students into the writing process and getting warmed up by a prescribed prompt.  Encrouaging them to either create their own illustrations and/or take pictures.

2 Direct Instruction

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Demonstrate turning one of your student's writing prompts into a storyline, collaboratively with  the class as you brainstorm ideas and define story elements.

3 Guided Practice

Book Creator

Demonstrate turning the storyboard "Popplet" into a narrative to delvelop real or imagined experiences to include illustrations (pictures or video), authentic text (copy)

4 Independent Practice


Students will create an expository piece to explain the steps of the writing process using specific examples (either text, copy, pictures or video) from this lesson. (Prompt, brainstorm/storyboard, writing/editing story)

Rubric to be given to include artifacts to prove each step of the writing process and minimum number of scenes, narrations, animations, transitions, photos are represented in the finished product.

5 Wrap-Up

Students will create Poll Everywhere critique rubrics to give feedback to each other on their finished iMovies- Expository Writing Covering the Writing Process.