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Module: Happy Days

Unit: A bag of laughs - Stories

Level: KS2

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11. Story Planner

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Source: www.teachingideas.co.uk
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use declarative sentences to make statements
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story

Writing:

  • Plan and organize information, express own ideas and feelings by deciding on the sequence of content
  • Use story structure that comprises setting, characters, problems, events and solutions

Story Path
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/files/storypath.doc

Story Planner
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/files/storyplanner.pdf

Story Plans
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/files/storyplans.pdf

Brief Description:
Worksheets about story structure

User Tips:

  • Click 'Story Path' to show students the story structure. Teachers can print out the notes for students' reference.
  • Click 'Story planner' to organize the sequence of the events in the story.
  • Click 'Story Plan' to plan the story plot before writing a story.

12. Interactives – Elements of Stories

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Recommended Resources
Source: http://www.learner.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Stories , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use adjectives to describe people, animals, objects and conditions

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. stories

Brief Description:
An interactive website guiding students to explore the elements of stories based on the story Cinderella

User Tips:

  • Click on ‘Tell me a story’ to start reading the story of Cinderella.
  • While reading, teachers can pause the story from time to time to highlight the language features in the story.
  • Click on 'Setting', 'Characters',
    'Sequency', 'Exposition', 'Conflict', 'Climax' and 'Resolution' to find out features of stories one by one.
  • In 'Sequency', students can put the pictures in the correct order to find out the plot of the story. If students are familiar with the story, they can do this part before learning other elements of stories.

13. Story Index

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Source: BGfL
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use the connective 'when', 'while' to express time
  • Use adjectives to describe people, animals, objects and conditions

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices

Writing:

  • Use story structure that comprises setting, characters, problems, events and solutions

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/english/story_telling/index.htm

Brief Description:

A list of stories with writing activities related to the stories

User Tips:

  • Choose a story from the list to start.
  • Click the arrow to read the story page by page.
  • For more able students, click 'Story Text' to read the whole story.
  • Students can click 'Characters' to express their ideas and use adjectives to describe the characters.
  • Click 'Setting', 'Sequencing', and 'Illustration' to analyze the story or rewrite the story step by step.

Other resources  
Book Report Templates 
Interactive templates for writing book reports. After writing students can save the file or print out the report.
Template 1: http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/files/peng/Writingtemplate/book_report1.pdf
Template 2: http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/files/peng/Writingtemplate/book_report2.pdf

Story Cube
A worksheet for brainstorming the setting of a story
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading/story-cube.pdf

Traditional Story Language
Worksheets about the language forms usually used in writing a story
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/files/traditionalstorylanguage.doc

Superhero Profile
An online writing tool about superhero with pictures, words and framework provided
http://www.purplemash.com/superhero/

Story Plant
An animation about 'growing' up a story with the choices of words or phrases
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/storyplant.shtml

Writing a Book Review
A PowerPoint to guide students to write a book review
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/po
werpoints/Writing_A_Book_Review.ppt

Book Report Sandwich Station
An online writing tool for writing a book report step by step
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/sandwich.asp

Jack and the Beanstalk
A learning pack on performing the readers' theater based on the story
http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/Jack_&_the_beanstalk_description.htm

The Lion and the Mouse
A learning pack on performing the readers' theater with a new story ending
http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/english/09_Lion_Mouse/index.htm

Setting and Characters
List of pictures and online writing tools for writing the setting and character descriptions of stories
Setting:
http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/setting.htm
Characters: http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/characte.htm

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