Sample Circle Story
Have volunteers read aloud each paragraph of the sample circle story. Afterward, lead a discussion of the model:
- What is the title of this story? ("If You Give a Kitten Some String!")
- Why is the title repeated in the first line? (This idea connects to each new event in the story.)
- What word starts most lines, and why? ("Then" starts most lines. It shows that a series of events follows "if you give a kitten some string," one after another.)
- What is the last word, and why? (The word "again," ends the story. It shows that the story starts again at the beginning.)
Help students know that they could use similar structures for their own circle stories.