Thursday, May 14, 2015

Writer's Workshop Resource [FREEBIE] - Story Planning

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

In'shaa allaah the discussion about the importance of children engaging in academic activity during the summer months was helpful and informative. Today, I would like to share a resource with you that is intended to help teachers/parent-teachers help and encourage students to continue building their creative writing skills over the summer. This writing resource helps students:
  • Begin to build or continue working on building stamina - because the writing tasks are broken down, students move through the writing process at a measured pace allowing them to increase their ability to write for longer periods of time.
  • Activate their imagination and think of story ideas.
  • Notice details in pictures and in their own writing.
  • Include details that enrich a story, in their writing.
  • Plan a story, pre-write, and construct a first and final draft.

This writing resource pack has the tools students will need to begin putting into practice what they have learned about the writing process. This pack is also ideal for writer's workshop and writing centres and includes:
  • Directions Chart that can be hung on the wall in the writing centre (instructions are written at grade level so students can read the chart independently in'shaa allaah).
  • Pictures/Illustrations to help spark students' imaginations. Large, colourful scenes are engaging and full of details.
  • 8 graphic organizers that will help students brainstorm, organize, and plan their story. 
  • Pages for students to write and illustrate their first and subsequent drafts, and the final draft of their story (just make extra copies of these pages for the students).
This free resource can be used in homeschools or schools, however, please be sure to consult the Terms of Use prior to using/downloading it.

Benefit & Enjoy In'shaa allaah!


  1. subhanallah, this is excellent. jazakallah khair for making this and sharing it. may Allah bless you and your family. ameen.

  2. Alhamdulillaah. Wa iyaki wa jazakillaahu khayr for your comment and dua. And may Allaah bless you and your family as well...ameen.

  3. Assalamo alaikom ..this is amazing, i like it ..thank you so much . Jazaki llao khayr