What is the lesson (overall purpose)?
Your child will use their imagination to create a story of their own, then they will draw pictures to their story.
Use of combination of dictating and drawing to tell a story
Your child will use their imagination. Your child will create their own story. Your child will illustrate their story.
Songs, Books & Videos (Motivational Techniques)
Read a few stories to your child. Then tell them they are going to make up their own story. Ask questions : who is the main character in the story? Who else is in the story? What is the story about? What will happen in the beginning of your story? What will happen at the end of the story?
Someone to write down your child’s story, 3 or 4 pieces of white paper folded in half, crayons or markers, stapler
- Fold a few pieces of white paper in half to make a book
- Stape the edges to secure the the book
- As your child dictates their story write it down on the top of each page.
- Leave room at the bottom of each page so your child can draw pictures to their story.
- When they are done creating their story have your child draw pictures to their story
- When you child is finished their book read it back to them
Activity Wrap Up:
Read the story together. Read the story to the people in your home. What is the TITLE of your book?
How do I know what my child is learning? (Assessment)
Is your child proud of their work? Did your child draw pictures to match the words in their story? Does the story have a main character? Does the story have a beginning, middle and end?
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
Play story starters. Someone starts a story and your child has to come up with the end of the story or your child can start a story and someone has to end the story.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
Many people can play the story starter game. Have someone write these stories down and later your child can illustrate the stories.