Lesson Plan Title : Wordless Books: Creating a Storyline
Age Range: Grade 3 through Grade 5 (Elementary Level)
Overview and Purpose : This is a fun activity for kids. Stories use their own imagination from visual cues to create a story. This really helps with grammar and prediction skills. It is also a very useful creative writing exercise.
Objective: The student will be able to create a story using a wordless book.
One wordless book per pair of students
Explain to your students that they are going to work in pairs to create a story from a wordless book. They can use the pictures for inspiration, but the plot of the story will be up to them. Help them brainstorm the parts of the story that will need to be developed: characters, setting, and plot. Encourage them to be creative when telling their story and not to just repeat what they see in the pictures. Remind them that the pictures are snapshots of scenes that happen during the story.
Have the students share their stories with the class.
Depending on the reading and writing level of your students, you may want to create a story together as a class. Help the students think of storylines that are less obvious than the one suggested by the pictures.