The story mat is designed to spark off ideas in children and to give them confidence to write independently. It should also help to extend their vocabularies. It is in PPT format so that it can be shown to the whole class at the beginning of the lesson as well as being printed out.
This was originally designed to fit in with a topic on Greek Myths but then adapted to other storm descriptions – hence the 2 versions, which are the same but with different pictures. Fully editable.
Talk about the pictures and their own storm experiences
Test them on some of the vocab e.g. describe the ocean waves using a simile or find three words to describe the sound of the wind
Can they find any other words to add to any of the lists?
Discuss how a storm can build up from a cold dark sky to torrential rain with thunder & lightning. You can illustrate this by getting the class to make sound effects – gentle patter with fingers, building up to clapping, whistling, then howling wind, thunder clap.
Challenge them to use vocabulary from each section in their descriptions.
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Bundle- 3 Double Story Mats - Stormy, Spooky & Pirate
3 story mats to improve children's vocabulary and to help them to write with more independence. All fully editable. Some plans etc also included. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. See more in my shop: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
This is a rip off! It's the same vocab with different photos.
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