Develop understanding of how stories are structured with these Story Mountain resources, which can be used instantly by pupils to help them effectively plan a story before writing.
What is a story mountain?
A story mountain is a planning tool to support pupils when organising their ideas for a story before writing. It could also be used to plot the structure of narratives that the children have read, identifying what happens in the opening, the build-up, what the problem or dilemma is, how that is resolved and the ending. With older pupils, this could also be applied to chapters within longer books.
What is included in this resource?
- story mountain poster
- story mountain planning sheet – lined
- story mountain planning sheet - blank
- teacher notes with guidance on how the resources could be used in the classroom
How can these resources be used?
The story mountain poster can be used to teach how stories are planned with worksheet versions for pupils to plan their own narratives.