Journal writing is an indispensable part of Language Arts. Beyond its academic significance, it provides a creative opportunity to develop important skills and the writer’s unique voice.
Storymaker is an ongoing opportunity for students to write for real, giving space for academic writing and creative growth. Each week, for 20 weeks, students use our Story Starters, Setting & Character flash cards, and object prompts, to create an exciting story hook and then develop that hook into an engaging micro-story. As they practice the art of constructing the sentence foundation and building a story upon it, students will develop writing skills, confidence, and creativity which will carryover into all other school work. With Storymaker, students will learn to write (in the words of Hemingway) “One true sentence…,” and the rest will follow.
A word about grade levels and learning styles
Our materials can be individually tailored to a range of grade levels and learning environments. The following is recommended as a general guideline:
- Grade 2: Storymaker “A” – Farm Tales Take me there »
- Grade 3: Storymaker “B” – Fairy Tales Take me there »
- Grade 4: Storymaker “C” – Fun Tales
All of Blackbird and Company curricular materials are designed with the student and teacher in mind. Whether you are in a traditional classroom or a homeschool, if you are in independent study or if you need accommodations for unique learning styles or special needs, our materials are adaptable to individual needs, to your teaching style, and to your student’s learning style.
Note: Your items may differ slightly from the images shown.
Please contact us if you need individual guides for additional students.