Good children’s literature can be the vehicle to teach story grammar. I love ” The Scarecrow’s Hat” by Ken Brown to teach story sequencing as there is a very clear story sequence structure.
” The Scarecrow’s Hat” is a story in which the chicken admires scarecrow’s hat and he tells her he would swap it for a walking stick. The chicken then goes from animal to animal swapping for something that will benefit each until she has the hat.
I made a story map that has each of the animals and what they start with and then what they end up with.
Then I have the students put together their own story map.
They cut and paste the pictures onto the map.
I then ask them to do a story retell using their story map to help them with the retell.
This is one of the lessons in my book companion.Book Companion for Ken Brown’s ” The Scarecrow’s Hat”