Activity Overview

Use the Storyboard That Book Maker to transform your students into authors! Oftentimes talking about social situations can be challenging for students, but Storyboard That takes away the pressure by using fun art and creative storyboards. For this activity, teachers will have students write their own social situation or story, and turn it into a book that can be presented to or shared with their classmates!

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Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a social story that is interesting and meaningful to you, and turn it into a book.

Student Instructions

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Use the provided blank template to begin your assignment.
  3. Give your storyboard a name and click “continue”.
  4. Page one is your cover page. Create a fun and colorful book cover!
  5. The rest of the pages, except the final page, are the pages for your story. Add the story text in the description boxes, and your illustrations in the cells.
  6. The final page is the back of your book. Add something creative such as an illustration, about the author, or a dedication!
  7. Save and Exit.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/SL/4/1] Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

5 Points
3 Points
1 Points
The descriptions are clear and at least two sentences.
The descriptions can be understood but it are somewhat unclear.
The descriptions are unclear and are not at least two sentences.
The illustrations represent the descriptions using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the descriptions, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the descriptions.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.

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