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How to Write a Story

By Kate Messner ; Illustrated by Mark Siegel
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The inspiring sequel to the 2015 Parent's Choice Winner, How to Read a Story!Step 1: Choose an idea for your story. A good one.Step 2: Decide on a setting. Don't be afraid to mix things up.Step 3: Create a heroine—or a ...
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“In this complement to How to Read a Story (2015), Messner offers an easy 10-step guide to writing a story. . . . [How to Write a Story] will be a welcome addition to literacy centers and for students who struggle with the question of what to write about.”
—Booklist

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The inspiring sequel to the 2015 Parent's Choice Winner, How to Read a Story!

Step 1: Choose an idea for your story. A good one.
Step 2: Decide on a setting. Don't be afraid to mix things up.
Step 3: Create a heroine—or a hero.
Now: Begin.

Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer in this fun follow-up to How to Read a Story, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process. From choosing an idea, to creating a problem for their character to resolve, to coming to The End, this empowering picture book breaks down the writing process in a dynamic and accessible way, encouraging kids to explore their own creativity—and share their stories with others!

• Perfect for educators, librarians, and parents who are helping children develop early writing and reading skills
• Great read-aloud book for preschool- and kindergarten-aged children interested in learning to read
• Helps teach Common Core Curriculum skills

Young readers who love We Are in a Book!, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Also an Octopus will love the reading and writing lessons and inspiration in How to Write a Story.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 36
Size: 10 x 9 5/8
Age Range: 3-5 years
Publication Date: 07/07/2020
ISBN: 9781452156668

Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose many books for kids have been selected as Best Books by the New York Times Junior Library Guild Indie Bound and Bank Street College of Education. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.

“In this complement to How to Read a Story (2015), Messner offers an easy 10-step guide to writing a story. . . . [How to Write a Story] will be a welcome addition to literacy centers and for students who struggle with the question of what to write about.”
—Booklist