To get my Class in the Christmas mood, we started writing Christmas circle stories last week! (You know, the kind of story that ends in the same place it started).
First we read The Carpenter’s Gift, by David Rubel. This touching story about the huge Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, is a great way to introduce the circle story plot.
After reading the story, we used a picture prompt to brainstorm ideas for our own circle story. Then we used this story planner to plan our stories. The kids are excited to get writing their stories this week and I am excited to show them how they can develop each story event with “showing” using sensory imagery. I can hardly wait to read the stories they create!
If you’d like a copy of this story planner, just click on the pic! Also included, are bonus story started pictures to get you started!
If you have some students who would like their stories published online, or would like to share with my class, let me know. I love to celebrate student writing. Message me to see how we can share!
Have fun creating circle stories in your classroom!