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ERIC Number: ED480224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-3
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
From Fact to Fiction: Drawing and Writing Stories.
Welch, Betty
Involving students in drawing activities prior to writing helps them to visualize what they want to express in their writing. Drawing before writing makes writing an easier process. In this lesson, K-2 students learn story elements, use graphic organizers, and access the Internet to gather factual information about frogs and toads. During the two- to three-week lesson time, students will: learn about story elements, including setting, characters, problem, solution, and ending; use a K-W-L chart to activate prior knowledge and inquiry; use the Internet to gather information about a specific topic; express stories orally applying their knowledge of story elements; apply their knowledge of story elements through drawings; apply strategies learned in oral expression to reading and writing; and record finished stories using PowerPoint. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A K-W-L chart and form for recording story elements are attached. (RS)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.