The students began creating their own oral stories today. First, we learned to use a story map which helped us to plan a beginning, problem, attempts at a solution, a successful solution and ultimately an ending. Students invented their own stories about an animal with a problem with the help of the map. Once they had planned their story they were able to tell it to a friend and have the friend repeat it back to them. Some students were brave enough to share their stories with the class and have a friend retell it! Stay tuned for the results!