Story Maker Reading Strategy (3 Hours)

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The stand-out skill was writing about the vocabulary before reading. It allowed students to be creative and collaborate on a project as well as show what students know prior to teaching a lesson. – LuAnne K.



The story maker activity is another teaching strategy used to build and retain reading comprehension skills and vocabulary.  It is a fun and effective activity to help introduce new topics. It can be used to introduce a difficult or higher-level text or to review and assess reading comprehension. The Story Maker strategy helps to create interest, enhance vocabulary comprehension and spark curiosity in literature before they begin reading it. In this course, you will experience the story maker strategy so that you can plan to implement it effectively into your classroom. As a culminating project, you will create a lesson plan that utilizes the Story Maker strategy.



1.     Story Maker

2.     Story Maker Lesson Plan

3.     Online Participant Survey 



Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders 



·        Internet Access

·        Adobe Reader 10.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework (You can download this software for free at 



Teachers will…

·        Read and understand the concept behind Story Maker Reading Strategies

·        Evaluate the pros and cons of integrating this strategy into the curriculum

·        Understand how using a combination of new and familiar words to create a story can be a powerful pre-reading strategy

·        Write a story using words from a given word bank and compare their own story to the actual text.

·        Experience and evaluate the Story Maker Strategy



·        CCSS ELA 1.2: Reading Informational Text

·        CCSS ELA 1.3: Reading Literature

·        CCSS ELA 1.4 Writing

·        CCSS ELA 1.5 Speaking and Listening