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Storybook 2
Grade: 3-5
Subject(s): Writing
Required products:
  • Junior MultiMedia Lab
    Using the Storybook Outline worksheets, students create a story with descriptive sensory details, developed characters, and a believable plot. Images are added from the Gallery and/or from the students' own image files, and/or from pictures created in Junior MultiMedia Lab. The finished storybook has a cover page with the story's title and the author's name.
    In Junior MultiMedia Lab
    1) In the Template dialog box that appears when you open Junior MultiMedia Lab, click on the "Stories" tab.
    2) Depending on how long the student's story is, a template from 4 to 20 pages is selected. Replace "Title" with the title of the student's story. Clipart from the Gallery or the student's own images can be added from the hard drive. Move from page to page by clicking on the thumbnails or clicking on the "next" in the corner of each page.
    3) Type the story's title and author's name on the cover page. Add an illustration.
    4) Type the story's text in the text areas. Add illustrations and digital pictures in the illustration area.
    5) If more pages are needed, add them and follow the format from the previous pages.
    6) Make sure the story follows the plot outline and has a clear beginning, middle, and end.
    7) Remind students to save their work. Click run to view the story in sequence.
    Follow-up Activities
    Print the pages of the storybook and make a bounded book with a cover, title page, and acknowledgments.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Storybook Sample
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Storybook Sample
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Language Arts Standards: Writing Standard 1, Level 2 , #8: The student writes narrative accounts, such as poems and stories (e.g., establishes a context that enables the reader to imagine the event or experience; develops characters, setting and plot; creates an organizing structure; sequences events; uses concrete sensory details; uses strategies such as dialogue, tension, and suspense; uses an identifiable voice).