Have students start a Storyboard That assignment with a template that already has the basic structure so they can start creating right away. Easily provide scaffolding and differentiation with templates that are in different stages of completion or difficulty.
Templates originate from builders and other craftsman who made forms and molds to serve as guides for shaping materials. Templates have since expanded to include document formatting, along with many other uses like printing and sewing. A template is a pre-formatted guide that can be used again and again. Blank templates for graphic organizers are especially useful because you do not need to recreate the same thing over and over, and they can be used for many purposes.