#43 - Story Boards
By: Bailey Boline
Aimed towards lower level grades K-2, but can be modified to higher level instruction.
What is a Story Board?
Story boards are cards or posters which illustrations or pages from a picture book are attached to represent a time or event in the story. Each student will be given a card and the class can either stand and line up in sequential order, or the teacher can set up a board for the students to place their cards in sequential order.
How to make a story board:
1. Collect two copies of a picture book.
2. Cut the books apart:
- Some teachers will cut all of the text off of a page so that it only has the pictures, this would be a good idea if you want your students to examine text as well as the illustrations.
4. Laminate the cards in order to withstand use by students and last for many years.
5. Use the cards in activities with students:
- Story Structure
Why use story boards?
- Story boards allow students to manipulate and sequence stories by examining illustrations and sometimes text. Using story boards during a story is aimed to teach and practice comprehension skills.
- Story boards can also be used with older grades reading chapter books. The students would instead draw their own pictures following the events in the plot of the story.
Common Core Standards
Story boards connect with the following Common Core Standards:
- Students make connections between the text of a story and its illustrations.
- Students describe a character, setting, or event, drawing on specific details in the text.
- Students identify the theme and other elements of story structure.