Help your students write and draw about the beginning, middle and end of stories with this set of differentiated graphic organizers.
Explore the Beginning, Middle and End of a Story
One of the most fundamental narrative features for young students to grasp is the idea that stories have a beginning, a middle and an end.
This differentiated set of graphic organizers has been designed to support you in teaching story beginning, middle and end to your little learners using a combination of words and pictures. Each graphic organizer is slightly different to help you cater to the individual needs of the students in your class. And the beauty is, these templates can be used with any picture book, reader or comprehension text!
- Version 1 – Students draw a picture in each box to show the beginning, middle and end of the story.
- Version 2 – Students draw a picture and write 1-3 sentences about the beginning, middle and end of the story.
- Version 3 – Students write 1-3 sentences in lined boxes to show the beginning, middle and end of the story.
- Version 4 – Students write 1-3 sentences in boxes (no lines) to show the beginning, middle and end of the story.
Multiple Applications for This Beginning, Middle and End Template
This versatile resource can be used in various ways in your early years classroom. Why not try some of the following activities:
- Whole-class activity (via smartboard)
- Reading group task
- Individual practice
- Homework task
- Summative assessment
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This resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter collaborator.
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