To help students organize a five-paragraph narrative, have each student trace and cut out six hand shapes. Next, have the child staple the shapes together to make a booklet, labeling the top cutout with the assignment’s topic or title and the story’s parts as shown. Have the student label the thumb or fingers of each remaining hand with one part. Then guide the child to jot ideas for each paragraph on the matching cutout. Finally, have the student use the organized ideas to write a five-paragraph narrative.
Reposted from: The Mailbox Activities