Download FREE Story Sheets for Elementary students, based on English Language Arts Common Core Standards. These one-page (front and back) page pencil and paper pages provide 30-60 minute independent activities.
Story Sheets based on Picture Books:
I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein
Good Boy (K-2), a one page, front and back, Story Sheet, is based on David Ezra Stein’s I’m My Own Dog. Students practice opinion writing after reading the book by answering the question: Who is the “good boy” in the story? On the back, students can write about a pet they want.
The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
Unimaginary Friend (1st – 2nd grade) This one page (front and back) sheet provides a story starters, list of temporal words from the book, brainstorming, and CCSS aligned narrative sequencing (ELA-Literacy W 1.3) for first and second graders. Start a story about your own unimaginary friend. And, it’s free!
The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
Christmas Sounds (K-2) This one page (front and back) sheet provides story starters, word lists and brainstorming activities for Kindergarten through second graders. And, its free!
Story Sheets based on Novels:
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
Sensing Magic (3rd-5th) a 4-page (2 pages front and back) Story Sheet reviews the sensory words in Anne Ursu’s The Real Boy, and asks students to consider how they change when the mood of the story changes. Then it asks students to write a story about a character encountering magic for the first time. The Story Sheet is FREE, and works best after you have read the book.
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Leisl Shurtliff
In Back Together Again (3rd-5th), students re-tell a classic Nursery Rhyme, Humpty Dumpty, while evaluating how Leisl Shurtliff re-told Rumpelstiltskin in Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. The Story sheet is FREE.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Animal Transitions (3rd-5th) This one page (front and back) sheet provides story starters, word lists and brainstorming activities for third through fifth graders. Since main characters must change, the sheet also addresses transitional words, or Common Core Writing Standard (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3c). It’s free too!
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Pet Stories (K-2) This one page (front and back) sheet provides story starters, a word list, and brainstorming activities for Kindergarten through second graders. This sheet addresses narrative structure: the beginning, middle and end of stories. It’s free!