Monday, July 30, 2012

TACO Story



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.


I would love for you to leave a comment about this and let me know what you think. Please feel free to pin.


29 comments:

  1. Soooooooo awesome! I love it! Besides being able to be used for any story, you could even use it to sequence The Tortilla Factory by Gary Paulsen.
    ~Heather
    The Meek Moose

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  2. Such a cute idea!

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  3. Stinkin' cute activity for a story!!! Saw that you are linked up on my "brilliant blogs" page! Wanted to thank you...
    Smiles!
    Ann Marie
    Innovative Connections

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  4. I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Jenny

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  5. This is beyond AWESOME...and I plan on adapting for another purpose. When I get to that post, I'll be sure to link back, and give you full credit! I love creative minds!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Wendy @Kidlutions

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  6. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower :)

    -Krista
    The Second Grade Superkids

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  7. This is a great idea. It would also be good to use for author's purpose. Put a different type on each part of taco or use it for genre in the same way!

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  8. I'm a retired teacher and used to do something similar . . . Hamburger or Sandwich Stories. I love your idea because the paper plate serves as the organizer and you wouldn't need to use a paper clip or brad. What fun to have in the room around Cinco de Mayo!

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  9. Love this idea. I just stumbled upon your blog. I also teach third grade so I will be spending some time looking through all your wonderful ideas here.

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  10. I LOVE THIS idea! I can't wait to use it in my second grade classroom. Thank you so much for sharing it. :)

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  11. Super cute idea! : )

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  12. I was looking for a cute idea for a celebration at the end of a creative story writing unit in my 2nd grade class. I came across this idea and I love it! We are going to have a whole Mexican celebration with our story tacos; complete with sombreros, sarapes and even real tacos for the audience to enjoy! Who knows maybe we'll even make a pinata! Thanks for the kick off activity idea!

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  13. Ooh, I love this! You could change it up just a little and make "Story Pockets" with fleece shapes inside. A younger child can use the shapes to tell the story long before they can write it out. I can see stashing a few in the car for instant creative entertainment that doesn't make a mess!

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  14. Saw it, loved it, pinned it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thanks for this great idea! My students will love this!

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  16. I used this for my cultural diversity class as a final product I would use for my students in writing. Everyone loved it..Thanks for the great idea!!

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  17. I just saw this on Pinterest and loved it! Thank you so much for sharing such a fun idea. I teach Spanish to students in K-3 so this kind of thing is great not only for the story element but for teaching/reviewing food in Spanish. Gracias!

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  18. Thanks for this! I would love to use it!

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  19. Love this idea! I'll have to try that soon!

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  20. I read your post and it contains very useful information. Thanks for this useful article.

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  21. What a great and clever idea! I think the kids will really enjoy this. Thank you!!!

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  22. This is a great way to incorporate the arts! I am working on this with my third grade students. I can't wait to see how they turn out. Thank you for the great idea.

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  23. This is absolutely fabulous. I have one boy in my class who always writes the word Taco on everything. He is obsessed with tacos. I can see using this not only for writing, but also as a book report idea.

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  24. Love the idea! I can also see this as a final project for any story or book! Wonderful insight. Keep up the good work!

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  25. I absolutely love this idea! Can't wait to use this next week when we do story structure! Thanks. 😄

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  26. I'm teaching "Hands On Stories" at a homeschool cooperative in the fall to 10 7-9 year olds. Love this idea! It makes me think of a book "Wednesdays Are Spaghetti Days" that I could do something similar with my layering a plate, noodles, sauce, meatballs, cheese, etc. Thanks!

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