Interactive whiteboard resource: Talking, writing, sequencing, reading together
Picture frames by cartoonist Nik Scott in the Kindergarten & Year One interactive whiteboard resources for Tree story, Flower story and Pirate story provide wonderful opportunities for class discussion, predictions, teacher scribing, and student re-telling, sequencing and re-reading of the stories they have created. Teachers can create stories with students that feature simple, predictable text or write stories which are rich and literary, featuring descriptive writing or the use of speech or thought bubbles. To download all the resources for Jump into storyboarding, go to the Download tab or to http://sdrv.ms/ORFSYW. Because the file sizes in this resource are so big, Skydrive requires downloaders to sign up for a free account to collect them.
4 Smart notebooks for each story
1 - Writing: Pictures only - students predict what the story will be about by looking at the complete story together. Questioning can also point students to look for the visual clues that reveal characters' emotions. Next, they return to the beginning and the teacher scribes the story for each page.
3 - Sequencing - students pull out pages one by one from behind a balloon and sequence them, explaining their choices.
4 - Story icons - students label story elements [this is an extension fun, pacy activity, after rich discussion about what a story is]
Teachers may like to use the character & story icon posters and wordless picture booklets to support individual student writing. The student-created booklets can then be read again and again in reading sessions.
ContactJump into storyboarding with Pig and Bear