We've been working on story elements for most of the year. But it's nice to review them every now and then. A colleague and great friend of mine, Mrs. Thompson, came up with a wonderful idea for our students to visually work with the story elements of a book. We made story element wind vanes!!
- My class enjoys reading 'Ready Freddy' books this year. So we decided to read Ready Freddy: Easter Egg Hunt by Abby Klein.
- After reading and discussing the many parts of the story, the students drew a picture of their favorite part of the story on a large piece of card-stock paper.
- Then we wrote the story elements on strips of paper. The story elements that we included on this project were...
This was a quick and easy lesson to review a very important concept for first graders. Plus, all the students really enjoyed making them!
Has anyone used wind vanes to cover a different concept? Leave a comment if you have any great ideas!!