I had this great idea the other day as I was working with paper plates in my classroom. The idea was that a paper plate folded in half looked like a taco. So then the idea of TACO Story popped in my brain. Here is how it would go. You will need the following: paper plate, brown construction paper, green paper, red paper and yellow.
Fold the plate in half to look like this.
Take the brown construction paper and write Topic on it like in the image and cut.
Now take the green construction paper and write characters on it and cut to look like lettuce.
Take red construction paper and write Setting on it and cut wavy.
Last take yellow paper and write PLOT on it. and cut.
Now take all of the parts and layer to make your TACO.
Lastly, put all of it together and now you have a TACO Story!!!
Students will write in each part of the story for each ingredient in the taco to retell the story. I think students will have fun getting to make a TACO about their story!! You can use it in centers or guided reading. It would work well with common core.
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