Story Starters contains an extensive set of coloured illustrations, linked to a structured Narrative framework, which will help a child construct story sequences.
Many children exhibit difficulties with sequencing verbal information to form a cohesive narrative. In the classroom setting, the demands on the child increase dramatically as they are often expected not only to invent a story sequence, but also to write it down.
This is particularly demanding for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), or those with language delay/disorders who tend to have poor imaginative skills. This limits their success in story-writing activities.
Based on Bec Shanks’ Narrative Therapy research, this material develops the concepts of ‘Who?’, ‘Where?’, ‘When?’, ‘What happened?’, and ‘The End’ within a conventionalised form that includes:
- scene setting
- initiating the story sequence
- providing a problem that requires resolution
- solving the problem.
- Black and white duplicate line drawings are also included to help reduce the printing costs of worksheets.
Aim: To improve oral and written narrative skills.
Age Range: KS 1 – KS 2, 5years – 11years.
Curriculum Targets: KS 1 English; KS 2 English.
Format: PDF file , 54 pages of instructions, worksheets and pictures. Available as a download, 9.4MB or on CD.