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Excerpt from “Visual Tools for Differentiating Reading and Writing Instruction: Strategies to
Help Students Make Abstract Ideas Concrete and Accessible,” by Roger Essley et al.,
Scholastic Teacher Resources
Available at the library:
“Look at My Book: How Kids Can Write and Illustrate Terrific Books,” by Loreen
Leedy Call Number: j808.02 LEE
“What’s Your Story: A Young Person’s Guide to Writing Fiction,” by Marion Dane
Bauer Call Number: j808.3 BAU
Look in juvenile non-fiction for more books on story writing!
Picture Writing is the origin of all language!
Hieroglyphics Pictographs Cuneiform
Emojis Comics (Finished
Definition: a way of
writing down ideas,
generally within boxes
(any shape or size
placed in an order that
makes sense. They can
pictures and text.
They can be as
simple as stick
What’s the point in using them?
Storyboards help us visualize (“see”) our ideas, so
that we can turn them into a solid project.
Filmmakers, authors, comic book creators and
even Youtubers use storyboards to help make their
ideas come to life!
You can even use them to help write school
Storyboards are the track that keeps our story on course!
A Narrative is a story with a:
Things to keep in mind before storyboarding:
A) Know your
medium (form of
B) Anyone with
any level of writing
C) This is a
A storyboard looks like a map, with lines pointing to words and pictures in order.