There is a difference between telling a story and writing a story. Help students learn and practice skills to gain experience and confidence in writing stories.
Storytellers will become great story writers as they practice the step-by-step techniques of the writing process. Clearly stated examples and clever illustrations introduce each essential element of creating writing that gradually leads to the composition of an original, interesting, and properly-developed story.
Lessons include writing descriptive sentences, combining short choppy sentences, avoiding rambling sentences, punctuation, paragraphs and topic sentences, logical order, writing dialog, choosing a topic, selecting a title, organizing ideas, writing the story, proofreading. Grade level: 3 – 8.