This page contains templates for activities and lesson planning that will be useful to teachers who wish to integrate stories and storytelling into their world language classes.

1 - ACTIVITY TEMPLATES


Comic Strips


Free Printable Comic Strip Templates

ComicStripTemplate.jpg


E-Books


CreatingEbooksWithPpt.jpg- Links to instructions and a downloadable template

Felt Board & Flannel Panel Stories


FeltTravelStoryboardBillyBear4Kids.jpg
BillyBear4Kids: Folder Flannel Storyboard
- Template for creating a portable flannel board from a pocket folder

TravelingFlannelBoardBillyBear4Kids.jpg
BillyBear4Kids: Traveling Felt Flannel Board
- Template for creating a large, portable flannel board

Flannel_Panel_Stories.jpg - Sample flannel panels with people and animals (available commercially)

VeryHungryCaterpillarFeltBoardFun.jpg



Finger Puppet Stories


FreeKidsCrafts.jpg - Make simple finger puppets from pipe cleaners and pom pons

ManualidadesInfantiles.jpg - Patrones para títeres de fieltro (extensive list of links to patterns for puppets with instructions in Spanish)

HowToBuildAFoldUpPuppetTheatre.jpg- Step-by-step instructions for building a fold-up puppet theater (accompanied by diagrams)

Puppetools.jpg - Fantastic site with downloadable paper bag puppet patterns, resources, and materials



Foldables


CatawbaCountySchoolsFoldables.jpg - Templates for a wide variety of different kinds of foldables

FoldablesAreWonderful.gif - A wiki dedicated to foldables (includes templates for different types)


Graphic Organizers


AlwaysFormative.JPG - Graphic organizers for scaffolding scientific writing (in English)

FreeGraphicOrganizersForStudyingAndAnalyzing.JPG - Excellent, very professional-looking collection

Graphic Organizers - Free, printable graphic organizers from Teach-nology


WriteDesignOnlineGraphicOrganizers.gif - Graphic organizer templates organized by function (analyze, brainstorm, compare and contrast, evaluate, hypothesize, interact, sequence, visualize)



Pop-up Books


SimplePopupsYouCanMake.gif- A photo index of darling pop-up animals and cards (for which you can download the templates).

HowToMakeAPopUpPhotograph.jpg - Step-by-step instructions with diagrams for turning photographs into pop-ups

JapaneseHousePopUp.gif - Download the PDFs, print them out, and create a pop-up house (Instructions in Japanese)

PictureBooksPopUpJapanese.jpg - Blog in Japanese that contains lots of ideas and photos about making pop-up books


Scientific Writing Scaffolds

AlwaysFormative.JPG


Sentence Frames


SignalWords.JPG - Lists of words students can use when contrasting, comparing, describing, sequencing, or writing about cause and effect

Text Structure Frames - Templates that scaffold various types of informational paragraph writing (in English)

Text Structures - A single worksheet containing text structures, definitions, signal words, summary questions, paragraph frames, and graphic organizers for each of the 5 major informational text structures



Shadow Puppet Stories



HowToMakeAShadowPuppetTheater.jpg - (Out of a cereal box)

Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Templates

ShadowPuppets.jpg - Templates for a Chinese dragon and emperor

Smoosh Books


SmooshAnimals.jpg - Extinct Animal Project

Illustrated Instructions & Template

poofbooktitle.gif - Photo instructions and a link to a template

Photo Instructions in PowerPoint


Storyboards





2 - ASSESSMENT TEMPLATES


rubistar_logo.gif - This online tool allows you to select Digital Storytelling in the Multimedia Projects section, and then customize a rubric based on pre-set categories. You can also search for "digital storytelling" to find rubrics other teachers have created

ScoringGuidesDigitales.jpg - This online tool allows you to select a type of digital storytelling assignment, and then customize the parameters to create your own scoring guide


3 - PLANNING TEMPLATES









4 - SCAFFOLDING STORY-RELATED PROJECTS


CenterForMediaLiteracy.gif - 5 key questions and core concepts re: media literacy



MultimediaSeedsLogo.gifVideo Warm-ups - An extensive list of fun, interactive activities to prepare students to create stories on video

VisualLiteracy.jpg - A beautifully designed site that walks students through the pre-, during, and post-production stages of video production (note the tabbed navigation on the right)