Clicker Board story planner templates from LearningGrids are ideal to use when children are planning stories before writing them. For example, Storyboard 4 helps children think about the characters, setting, and the three main parts of their story.
We have created a short video to explore how the Storyboard can also be used to analyze other stories, such as traditional tales like Jack and the Beanstalk.
Children can record their ideas through text, pictures, and sounds - talking about the characters, settings, and how this story like many others includes a problem that needs to be resolved. Once children have had the experience of breaking down the parts of familiar stories like this, they will find it much easier to plan and write their own tales.