Sketching It Out

Jul 31, 2012

My oldest girl is three and somehow I have escaped a trip to the Disney store thus far...until last week.  WOW!  What a great time we had exploring all of the princess clothes, stuffed animals, and Toy Story gear. The amazement and awe that both of the girls had was priceless.  So when the question was asked, "Can I get these?" I just could not get the word "no" out of my mouth.

Princess scenes have been occurring throughout the house all week long.  Watching my three year old come up with these elaborate tales is like listening to a book.
 "And the prince looked deep into her eyes..."
 "Help, cried Cinderella."
"This story is so so so so so so so long, Mom."

These are just a few of the things that I have heard her say.  She's fascinating.

Of course, this got me thinking about our firsties this year and just the power of story telling.  What can help our students with their writing and their ability to tell a good story?  Sketching, perhaps.  I remember reading about sketching on one or more of the many great blogs out there.  It inspired me to create this FREEBIE.    I could not decide which one I liked. So you can decide!

click HERE to download

click HERE to download

These could be used as a pre-writing activity to help students get their ideas down.  Or they could be used as a follow-up after reading a story.

Happy Story Telling!



  1. Hey Maria! I love the Sketch it out worksheets - super cute, but when I try to download them, it says I don't have permission :( I want permission!! Haha, I'll check back tomorrow to try and download them again!

    PS- Thanks for stopping by my TPT store today for the sale!! I hope you and your kiddos like everything :)


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