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Great idea for fairy tales!  Using white butcher paper, the teacher wrote "Once up a time" at the beginning of the sheet, and "The end" at the end.  Kids drew and wrote a story in between:)

Great idea for fairy tales! Using white butcher paper, the teacher wrote "Once up a time" at the beginning of the sheet, and "The end" at the end. Kids drew and wrote a story in between:)

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

This is a great tool to use a teacher to model the beginning, middle, and end for the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I really liked this idea because I plan to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade and this is one of my favorite children's picture books.

This is a great tool to use a teacher to model the beginning, middle, and end for the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I really liked this idea because I plan to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade and this is one of my favorite children's picture books.

Name writing activities: LOVE this worksheet. "I can write my name with a crayon, pencil, marker, pen & piece of chalk." Have students do this at the beginning, middle & end of the year. Or even every month to show progress!

Name writing activities: LOVE this worksheet. "I can write my name with a crayon, pencil, marker, pen & piece of chalk." Have students do this at the beginning, middle & end of the year. Or even every month to show progress!

Middle School art idea... especially for 6th graders, maybe do one at the beginning of the school year, and one at the end to show the change in their ideas and thoughts

Middle School art idea... especially for 6th graders, maybe do one at the beginning of the school year, and one at the end to show the change in their ideas and thoughts

This year I decided to combine the retelling roller coaster with the 5 finger retelling rules, because they go hand in hand. Now the kiddos know to use their fingers and when they get to their ring finger they know to do the roller coaster and remember details from the beginning, middle and end of the story.

This year I decided to combine the retelling roller coaster with the 5 finger retelling rules, because they go hand in hand. Now the kiddos know to use their fingers and when they get to their ring finger they know to do the roller coaster and remember details from the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Paint Card Rainbow Fish Decorations - great idea for a tracker with fish making their way across the ocean!

Paint Card Rainbow Fish Decorations - great idea for a tracker with fish making their way across the ocean!

Want to help your child or students master magic e words? This post has links to over 50 free printables!

How to teach magic e words

Want to help your child or students master magic e words? This post has links to over 50 free printables!

Life lessons  AMAZING! I want this poster in my classroom. I'll go over it with the syllabus in the beginning of the semester, middle, and end for a recap.

Life lessons AMAZING! I want this poster in my classroom. I'll go over it with the syllabus in the beginning of the semester, middle, and end for a recap.