Friday, July 19, 2013

Paper Bag Book Project

Here's one way to teach story structure, character traits and the writing process.  This paper bag book was made by stapling three lunch bags together. 

1.  Title and author

Paper Bag Book Example

2.  First main character and character traits

3.  Second main character and character traits

4.  Setting and beginning - insert cardstock page for beginning of story

the first cardstock insert  (beginning)
5.   Problem and middle of story - insert second cardstock page
6.  Solution and end of story - insert third cardstock page
In case you need some character traits mini-lessons before doing this project....

I found this great character traits anchor chart on Pinterest.
Click here for another fun character traits activity.
Character traits posters and graphic organizers - link
from A Year of Many Firsts